Archive for June, 2004


Friday, June 18th, 2004

Going away for vacation. Be back in a week.

redesign, cont’d

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

Well, I’ve fixed the comments, partially. You can enter comments, and it will email them to me. What won’t happen is you seeing your comment on the page here.
It seems there are still some issues to work out in making Wordpress behave ideally. It would be just fine if I […]


Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

Well, the house purchase is still in progress. We’ve worked out a deal with another bank, and another insurance company. It’s going to cost us more money up front, to get a loan for this “fixer-upper”, that we were hoping, but we’ve made it. Ideally, we’ll be closing the deal around the […]


Monday, June 7th, 2004

This is not only a redesign, this is a complete rebuild. Gone is Movable Type, here is Wordpress. It’s a new site, built from the ground up. I’ve imported all the old entries and been able to keep the link locations as they were. The category pages are different, but the […]

State Farm

Friday, June 4th, 2004

Now add State Farm to the list. They won’t insure the house, because it has some issues. The wiring is sub-standard, and a few shingles are off the roof.

To buy the house, I have to insure it.
To insure it, I have to repair it.
To repair it, I have to own it.
To […]

Fannie Mae

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004

I don’t like Fannie Mae right now. We’re trying to buy a house. Everything looked to be in place, and kaboom! it’s not any more. Here’s the deal:

The appraisal on the house was “fair” condition.
The bank we’re using resells their loans to Fannie Mae.
Fannie Mae doesn’t like houses without good appraisals.
The bank […]