I would rather have a root canal than move. At least a root canal, though painful, is over and done with within a matter of hours. But a move? It’s a long and arduous operation!
Today and yesterday I unpacked the last of the boxes. Knick knacks. (I left the godforsaken “knick knack” boxes for last.)
I “used” to love knick knacks. Now? Well, I’ve concluded that now I only love other people’s knick knacks. Mine are treasures, sure, but I have too many of them! Even the words “Knick Knack” sound unwieldy and cumbersome……
I am up to my eyeballs in Knick knacks and it’s too much. I think I’ll create a knick knack photo album. I’ll take pictures of all my knick knacks (for the memories) and give the actual knick knacks away to Goodwill. Well, that’s the plan. Whether I can really part with all the treasures is another story all together.
But, I digress.
Although I have had so much help from family and friends helping me pack, unpack, get organized, clean, and remain sane, moving has been a challenge – and a blessing, too.
I am blessed with dear friends and family. One of my dear friends even flew down from NYC to help me. That’s a true blue friend.
But, I am blessed. Let me tell you briefly about the blessings before I get to talking about everything I’ve missed in the Casey Anthony case over the past month (so much to catch up with!).
So, I am one of the millions of Americans who got caught up in the real estate debacle. Well, not just caught up in it, drowning in it is more on point. Drowning in it and by it.
In 2006, while I owned a lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, which was well within my means, I entered into a contract to purchase/build another more expensive condo. Shortly thereafter, the real estate bubble burst and I could not sell my first condo (I relied on the sale of that condo to afford the second condo), and soon I was paying for two places that I could not begin to afford.
I struggled to keep up the payments on both places. It took every penny I earned.
The second condo I purchased for over $250,000, is barely worth $99,000 today. But, I have a buyer and so I’ve walked away from that condo with high hopes the bank will accept the $99,000 and we can all wash our hands of the mess.
I moved back to my original condo. I thought originally that it would be a step down for me to go back. I felt defeated, in a sense. Not any more. Moving back was the best thing I could have done; and I realize how lucky I am. There are countless millions of Americans who are, if not homeless, are on the verge of it.
So, that is where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to.
And, I have not kept up with the Casey Anthony case. The last post I wrote on the case was exactly one month ago. And, my oh my, have I missed a lot!
I see the news today is that Casey Anthony is in arrears and owes the jail commissary upwards of $40.00.
George Anthony used to commit funds to Casey’s jail-house coffers. Has his generosity all but dried up since the publication of Casey’s allegation that George abused her? I wonder if that is the reason. A more likely scenario is that George and Cindy are probably broke, too.
Recent headlines that I missed include:
- Andrea Lyons stepped down from the case. I was shocked and mad to read this. I haven’t had time to read the details or the reasoning behind it. Who is going to fight against the death penalty now? Cheney Mason? Hah! I don’t think so.
- The defense is investigating George Anthony. Really? This is not so curious when you consider the damning evidence her hapless father reluctantly holds against his only daughter. It was George, after all, who testified, reluctantly, in front of the Grand Jury. It was George, the ex-cop who knows the smell of “decomp” who spoke of the smell of death. It was George, the not-so-doting-father who characterized his daughter as less than truthful. George Anthony could quite unwillingly, if seen as credible, be the nail in his daughter’s coffin. Of course the defense wants to discredit him.
- There are recorded prison calls between Jose Baez and the witness Robin Lunceford? On its face, this sounds juicy and nefarious. It seems that Jose Baez believes that this witness has critical evidence to help the defense case. This is just plain sad. If the defense if resting its hopes on this witness, well….. it’s just sad. There may be a hearing on this matter in the coming days or weeks.
- The 911 calls are coming in. No surprise there. What is surprising was that Cindy Anthony behaved herself and we did not have to suffer through a repeat performance of the Morgan deposition.
- Cindy Anthony believes Caylee is still alive???? I am sorry for her denial. It is terribly sad.
- The defense is backing off of the Texas EquuSearch angle? Good. It’s about time.
I am sure I am missing a few items here. I’ve been away for a month; a lot can happen – and it usually does in this case!
I’ll be busy for a couple of days trying to decide what to do with my knick knack memories, but I will be back soon. That I do promise!