Monday, April 20, 2009

How I spent my day

After dropping Master J off at school this morning, I swung by my parent's house and picked up Mamoo so we could go look at foreclosures. What? You don't take your senior citizen mother out to pick through garbage strewn houses in the ghetto? Wusses.

Actually the ones we looked at weren't too terrible. We started in their current neighborhood and then moved to their previous one and both of those are pretty nice areas full of custom homes. That doesn't mean that all of them were in perfect condition, but at least they all had most of their major systems in place and weren't filled with vermin. The pools were horrific though. I think there's some phone number I can call to report those since they probably need to be drained. As it is, they're a complete hazard. I mean one of them was so bad I couldn't see past the tile line around the top of the water. One of them did have a safety cover but the other two didn't have anything other than the fence around the property.

We worked our way towards some lower end properties where the neighborhoods were a little dicier but even then, it wasn't like I was worried something was going to happen. I more worry that I'm going to eventually run across a "drop house" where some coyote has left a bunch of illegal immigrants than anything else. And even then, the immigrants themselves wouldn't be the problem. But, I didn't run in to anything other than some bad odors and mangled drywall so I'm going to call it a productive day.

After dropping off Mamoo, I went and picked up Master J from school. He'd had a green day, the third in a row, so we got to go to Dairy Queen after swimming. Woo-Hoo! I love DQ. Not their drive thru, but that's a different story for a different day. So we enjoyed the DQ and then came home where Master J watched the three shows he's allowed to watch on days he stays on green at school. And I fell asleep on the couch. I woke up in time to feed him his last meal of the day (his 5th) and help him get ready for bed. Which is exactly where I'm heading now.