75/365 - in and out of control

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UploadedMarch 9, 2009
TakenMarch 6, 2009
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ModelCanon EOS 30D
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hdr converted to b&w...this effect reminds me of an old school solarization print...macky lines and all.

omg had no clue my gray hair is coming in so striped....

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tomorrow my family home goes to foreclosure ...

on the steps of the courthouse...how dramatic..20 years, goodbye....

we are bidding on it up to a point..

primarily up against indymac, not investors...

the bank said they won't cooperate...because it's "so close" to the auction they won't consider us for any programs.....wouldn't accept my dad's short sale offer because he was "related."

shouldn't that be okay? I mean ..they will let someone else buy it for that price but not us?

I usually try and keep up with trends, but this one happened despite my constant efforts....

so it's out of my control...

but what is still in my control is not smoking....not one puff or drag....

in times of great stress I need strength, and smoking would be weak..

almost 4 wks now....thanks for everyone's support.

In the another 11 4 365 photo essay.

14 responses

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (9 Mar 2009):

    Oh Peggy....I'm so sorry:( I pray this all works out somehow for you. I am REALLY proud of you for not smoking though! I wish I had lots of money, I'd buy your house for you. :( I fear this will be happening to more of us than not, pretty soon. (((((( Peggy ))))))

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (9 Mar 2009):

    Oh that is a shame, Peggy. I won't even start about Indymac not selling to you.The greed in America is what got us into this. I am so impressed with your keeping strong and not smoking. A lot of people would use this situation to start back. Standing Ovation!!!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (9 Mar 2009):

    Oh, wow, I'm so sorry about your house!!!! But you are awesome for not starting to smoke again!! Great job!!

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (9 Mar 2009):

    You have my thoughts & prayers for sure Aunty P. love you. and i'm so proud of you for continuing to not smoke.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner said (9 Mar 2009):

    oh lynn, you are so dear. I wish you had lotsa money too ;o) but your support is strength enough for me and thanks.
    you know I have walked a bumpier road in this life.....and I have learned that over each rocky mountain there lies a more peaceful valley.....I'm sure of it.

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (9 Mar 2009):

    Peggy, will keep you in our prayers... stay strong.

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (9 Mar 2009):

    "Wikipedia-IndyMac Federal Bank, FSB (Federal Savings Bank) is a bridge bank created to manage assets and liabilities of IndyMac Bank, FSB until they can be disposed of. 'IndyMac' is a generally accepted contraction of the formal name Independent National Mortgage Corporation. Before its failure, IndyMac Bank was the largest savings and loan association in the Los Angeles area and the seventh largest mortgage originator in the United States. The failure of IndyMac Bank on July 11, 2008, was the fourth largest bank failure in United States history, and the second largest failure of a regulated thrift. IndyMac Bank's parent corporation was IndyMac Bancorp (Pink Sheets: IDMCQ) until the FDIC seized IndyMac Bank."
    Love the pic. It totally rocks.

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (9 Mar 2009):

    keep the good work...

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner said (9 Mar 2009):

    thanks john, I wondered who the hell they were anyway.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (9 Mar 2009):

    Good luck Peggy, be strong, and as you say you will come out of this really drastically awful time ok, but for now it is dire! Your JPG friends are rooting for you! Congratulations on your strength re quitting smoking!

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (10 Mar 2009):

    A weaker person would have caved into their cravings! You are a hell of fighter! There can't be any doubts about your commitment!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (10 Mar 2009):

    Those lowdown, dirty MF's...Hang in there Peggy.

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (10 Mar 2009):

    An (unfortunate) challenge you are experiencing without the support of cigs -!!!U Rock!!!... and I send to you Positive Vibrations to support you through this trying time... Namaste

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (22 Jan 2010):

    Your strength has pulled you through in the past and it will again believe me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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