Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Apartment

The search for an apartment has culminated in an application and holding fee. I don't think any of us thought this day would come. We have talked about it, thought about it, dreamed about it and now it is almost here. March 29th Mason will be 18 and the apron strings come off.
He and his friend Arron have decided to move in to an apartment. They looked at several and have decided on one near where they work. It is a two bedroom two bath. According to them its features are a great pool, and free membership to Zach's health club. They each have their own beds but not much more furniture. Carol says they can get lawn chairs for their living room. Mason was planning on the Master bedroom because he was to move in first and pay the first months rent but during a meeting we requested with Arron he had other Ideas.

Mason asked us to co-sign for him which we thought would be OK. As we thought about it however it became apparent that we were actually co-signing for both he and Arron. This threw up some red flags and sense we had not met Arron we called a meeting so we could get acquainted with him and to review some issues we felt went with our involvement in the endeavor. Arron seems like a nice young man but kids can appear one way and act totally different when un -supervised. Our son may be that way also. We told them we would require one months rent in advance for our participation. We told them they would get the money back when we were no longer responsible for the lease. We told them that they would have ups and downs living together and that they needed to sit down and lay out the ground rules before hand. That's when the master bedroom issue came up. I don't know how they plan to handle it but after a few weeks it prob. wont be much of an issue.

It will be interesting as things develop.

Life goes on.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Paul Harvey

I read an article about Paul Harvey this morning. It's funny how when you hear his name you hear his voice in your mind. Your hearing him now aren't you? "And Now--------------------The rest of the Story". How does that work? I can do that same thing with most people I know very well. You think of a person or a situation (New York City) and your mind hears that voice or those sounds. I wonder what the purpose of that mind function is? I'm not sure it diminishes with time. My Grandmothers have been gone along time but I can hear them.
What a blessing.