No matter how bad things get, there's no reason why they shouldn't simply get worse.
I thought I was all set. I finally asked the seller to provide a home warranty for a year. If he was that confident in his wiring and plumbing, I wanted him to back it in writing. And he did, so I figured everything was settled.
Nope. There's more house drama.
My headache du jour is with the 401k people. I'm taking out a loan to cover the down payment (since I will please God get a loan from a relative in a few months to pay the 401k back).
So I go to fill out the form they sent me, and it indicates that I have to have my husband sign as well.
I call the 401k company and explain to the customer service rep I'm not married.
Him: Our records indicate that you are married. This could affect getting the loan approved.Can you prove that you're not married?
Me: How do I prove that I've never been married?
Him: Well, do you have any documentation? Maybe a copy of a divorce settlement?
(At this point I begin gently hitting my head against the wall...)
They consider this issue serious enough to delay my getting the loan, which means I'll have to push the closing date back, which means I'll have to... oh, I don't know, probably something. Hey, maybe they can delay matters for a couple more weeks, at which case I'll be out of my apartment and homeless!
Yes, I know I'm dramatizing. I like to think of the Worse Case Scenarios even though they almost never come to pass, just so I can be prepared. On the plus side, eventually Life is going to get tired of throwing challenges my way. Or I'll become a tough, assertive person who sneers at obstacles, climbs over them, and charges ahead to her goal. Well, it's possible.
I'm not going to hold my breath though.