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March 14th, 2020 at 08:42 pm

Meh. This past week or so just feels like an extension of the past 2 years or so. I might have mentioned that my life is just chaos any more. The curve might veer off into some extra insanity or apocalypse, but to this point it's just kind of life as I know it (lots of chaos). I'm just along for the ride.

Pretty much everything has been canceled or closed here, as of mid-week.

We did lock in a 2.5% mortgage (refi).

MH will most likely be laid off through summer or significantly reduced work hours, because his work is with the schools. This is a *shrugs* to us financially because we don't rely on his income at all. (Nothing has been said, but seems pretty obvious).

This reminds me, MM(16) had applied for a summer job at the water park. They are moving forward as planned, but I can see that could fall through for him.

For about a week there has been panic shopping in our region. Living my whole life in regions without "weather", I don't know that it's anything I've ever seen before. Maybe 9/11? But we didn't cook back then and weren't trying to keep teen boys fed. So I don't remember at all. I suppose that was also before social media. I've not been going into any stores, but everyone keeps sharing pictures.

{Edited to add: "Panic Shopping" is the term I used to describe hoarding. & empty shelves. Things have been calm and civilized. But we also wouldn't go into stores like Target or Costco, which are totally insane right now. We generally stay away from the herd and have been able to continue to do so.}

There's been many other things going on, but too exhausted and probably forgot most of it anyway. I still can't keep track still of who is sick or on the hospital. It continues to be a lot.

I told MH I was *not* watching any movies today, with all of our plans canceled. If we end up hunkering down at home more, will be plenty of time to get caught up on movies. Still working through the Top 100.

5 Responses to “Quick Check In”

  1. Lucky Robin Says:

    Great job on the refi. Hope life settles a bit with all the sick people. These blog colors are hard to read. The gray tends to make the words blur into the background without enough contrast. Maybe it is just my eyes being so crap, but the other colors didn't do this. Just for what it is worth. Feel free to ignore. I might be able to find a filter.

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Where did you get the refi from? How did you get it? Was it a 15 year for 2.5?

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    15-year. Honestly, you have to know the super secret handshake, they are *so* slammed. It's unlike anything I have ever seen. I've refied several times at rock bottom, but this is different.

    I am well aware there is serious talk of rates dropping further, but good luck. You probably need to know someone who works for a mortgage lender. The rest is just timing/luck. If you apply cold, they will get back to you eventually. I was only able to do the same day lock because of a friend of a friend.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    @LR - is it just the gray on the main page? I appreciate the feedback.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    To clarify, I mean the grey on the background of the blog post text?

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