This Week’s Headlines
Of Local Interest…
Disgruntled employee suspected in the brutal slaying of local print shop owner. Details are still sketchy, but witnesses say that the suspect, a Mountain Grove woman who is still at large, is a talented writer with a wild imagination who “just plain snapped” after hours of boredom, compounded by her boss’ endless passive-aggressive nature.
The story has not been reported in the local news. Locals from the area say that “slayin’s are purty common ‘round these here parts.”
Authorities say that the suspect is wanted on additional charges in New Mexico, and if she is apprehended she will immediately be extradited. The New Mexico charges are a bit unclear at this time…something about jumping off a cliff in search of a dream. This reporter has it on good authority that the suspect will surrender without incidence. New Mexico is notorious for overlooking these types of infractions.
However, Missouri is equally notorious for dragging out the extradition process.
National (International*?) News:
In a landmark, unforeseen (yet unsurprising) decision, mortgage-servicer mogul, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, (note: NOT a bank) has recently announced that – after a full year of negotiations with its customer – it cannot allow a deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure (DIL) due to the fact that its customer has not defaulted on her mortgage loan. Default is a requirement.
Details are sketchy, but after a year of bi-monthly phone conversations, the monstrous company (based in India*, this reporter believes) has just recently decided (and over the course of a recent one-hour phone conversation informed the mortgagee) that it would be in their (who’s?) best interest to instead pursue a short-sale (SS) option. In this reporter’s humble opinion, this is absolutely hilarious since the customer owes a measly $16,000 on her mortgaged property and, after being on the market for over one year, has failed to receive an offer – at all – much less an offer that would qualify for a short sale (which would necessitate said offer to be short of $16,000 (thus the nomer “short sale”).
When questioned about the lengthy and hopeful(!) process, the home “owner” stated, “I realize that this is not the mortgage company’s problem. They are not responsible for me wanting to start my life over. What I really want to know is: why did it take them a YEAR to tell me that they couldn’t help me?”
According to reports, the homeowner has asked the same question of her real estate broker. And her angel home-flipper guy, Gary.
And her cats.
And someone Else whose name begins with “G”.
What is said home-owner and breath-holder and lover-of-life and life-wait-er to do?
See “Of Local Interest,” above.
Or she could pour wine. It is Friday, after all.
Of Micro-local Interest:
The cockroaches – who usually go into hibernation (mostly inside the stove) during the cold (ish) winter months – have decided to take to the (unseasonably) warmer areas, such as the ceilings and walls and furniture, including the living room and bedroom (!). Locals (I) have never seen (felt) them there before. Apparently they are as confused as everyone else about the weird weather. Locals (I) suppose it’s good to have company, but it’s not really what they (I) had in mind.
Postscript from the author (not the reporter):
I really wasn’t going to blog. I was just going to write, because I like to write. For me, this is exercise. This is the muscle I need to use.
So, I’m actually going to do it now…
I’m going to beg for feedback. And I promise, once I get to New Mexico, you are off the hook, because I’ve already joined a writer’s group there (!). Until then (?!), I really need to know if anyone out there wants to keep reading this stuff. I admit it…I am seeking validation. I am giving serious consideration to putting my blog on hiatus, and then perhaps beginning anew, once I begin anew.
In the meantime...
VOTE 1: Public (keep it coming!)
VOTE 2: Private (keep it to yourself until...whenever.)
(Feel free to leave additional comments and/or constructive/destructive criticism.)