Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lights Out Until There's News

Roger said he's not going to shave his beard or cut his hair until we get an answer about the house. This is serious stuff. He's talking to you, BofA, do you hear him? He's going to be a shaggy gray-haired dude, BofA. (Okay, he'll still be totally cute, he always is!)

My plan is this: Unless something so unbelievably earth-shaking or shattering happens here, I'm not posting another thing on this blog until we get an up or down vote on our offer. Do you hear me, BofA? Don't make me come over there and spank you.

Man, we are so tired of this limbo.

Lights out. Unless a bear, bobcat, mountain lion, coyote, eagle, or any other drop-dead beautiful wild creature crosses our path, we're going dark and quiet. Wish us luck and a home.

29 comments:

  1. I do know and understand your frustration!!! I'll hold good thoughts for you and mentally flip off BofA just for good measure! And I'll look forward to a new post soon, hopefully!
    Sylvia

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  2. What Sylvia said! Good luck and here's to hearing soon.

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  3. Oh, I am so strongly wishing you good luck and a new home. I want your blog back soon! Fingers and paws crossed here in NC.

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  4. that photo of Roger with all the hair LOL! R looked just like that after the army :)

    dont go dark, we will be the ones to lose :(

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  5. Well, those critters are bound to happen, but in the meantime, enjoy the quiet and I hope your answer comes soon!

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  6. Well, all right then. But don't hold your breath until you turn blue!
    Good luck - these dang processes just seem to be taking a while lately, now that the roles are reversed for the lenders...(They have to prove trustworthy).

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  7. This post will have me back here every 15 minutes checking. Constantly hoping for you. And, really, when you do get it (not if) I'd be glad to help your with tile selections...

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  8. Animus for the B of A is an old tradition in our family---hate them! For until you get your house we will pretend otherwise.

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  9. Sending positive vibes out your way and hope you will packing soon!

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  10. I'm sure it'll be a nice break for you to have one less obligation while you slowly go crazy from BoA's drip torture (you're being tortured by a bunch of drips). We will miss you, but you already know that.

    May your patience bring the longed-for home of your heart.

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  11. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  12. Enjoy growing hairy in the dark.

    Later,

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  13. Good luck and here's to hearing from you soon!

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  14. I do wish you luck! Those banks...!

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  15. Hoping you are not so Dark you aren't reading comments. A number of fingers and toes crossed here.

    Waiting...

    Waiting...

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  16. Skank of America! I'll miss you both here, and wish for good things, as always.

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  17. have they folded yet? clearly, public opinion as well as the voice of reason are on your side.

    it won't surprise you that the bank's top brass is busy right now, fighting efforts to limit its executive compensation plans. http://mobile.latimes.com/inf/infomo?view=page8&feed:a=latimes_1min&feed:c=topstories&feed:i=52390750

    my sister worked for b of a at the time it was acquired by nationsbank, and the HQ moved to charlotte, NC. if i recall correctly, at one point the honchos rolled out a "customer service" initiative that consisted of asking customers to clean the ATM machines they used, the idea being that customers would feel "ownership." many of those unruly customers instead felt the need to find a bank that didn't treat them like chumps.

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  18. Was hoping that I'd find the lights on and pictures of your new home.

    Will keep sending good luck energy your way!

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  19. Hay BOFA, don't make me travel all the way out there to make the Bums come back on line again. Ya hear me.
    That should do it, cranky old ladies can be scary. Hope to hear from you all soon.

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  20. sorry for your limbo! we're pretty fed up with the big national banks and recently closed the only account that was with wells fargo and moved it to a local bank. made sure the nice man at wells fargo understood why, too.

    any thoughts on your part to looking to another lender? I wouldn't like being held hostage by BoA any more than y'all do, so is there any chance that you could look elsewhere?

    now wouldn't THAT be a message to BoA!?

    cheers anyway ..... :D

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  21. i think the problem is that BofA owns this house, and it stupidly thinks it would be bad to sell for below what they lent on it previously.

    because a house lying fallow will, what, somehow become more valuable? because someone will buy it for lots more than any other buyer would pay? i dunno....

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  22. Yeah, there are a bunch of real cheap houses listed around here for which the listings say specifically that the buyer must be pre-approved by BoA. If they can't screw the former owners to the wall anymore, they'll collect interest off the buyers, gosh darn it!

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  23. Sending you the best Karma, so you receive your wish.

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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  24. Most excellently cool Roger. If ya put on a saffron longie you would look just like a sadu! Now where did I put that chillum. :)

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  25. I hope you hear something soon. Roger looks fine without without cutting his beard and hair, though, so I bet the bank won't care about that! Good luck.

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  26. Hi Robin-Talking with you yesterday was great. I've read back in your blogs and am impressed with your realism about the environment and politics. For the past few years I have been studying history and current events from the point of view of human rights workers and people-taken-advantage-of and have moved from optimism to realism, finding that position far more honest and respectful of the Earth and of its people. I think it takes courage to not only drop the veil of optimism but to express it to others in your blog. Love, M.E.

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  27. Best of luck! Very fun idea, I hope BofA stop being a PitA.
    Hair gel can tame even the most wild locks - I've learned from my frizz. Looking good in the photo :)

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