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Well, the ‘Struggle’, in part, has ended…

Casa Guffaw by B. Jannuzzi

On my masthead, just below ‘Guffaw in Az’, is my motto.  A phrase which has been defining much of my life, even before I began blogging.

“Struggling to keep what is rightfully his, but with a hearty laugh.”

This is in part because over the years, my financial success has been marginal (largely due to my own character defects) and also in part due to my various health issues.  Statistics state I should be long gone, but I’m still flipping off the Reaper.

Now that I’m medically disabled, by income has dropped significantly from my 20+ years tenure @ TMCCC, and with this loss a plethora of financial ‘issues’ have developed.  One of these was a choice:  buy food, or make the mortgage payment.  I chose the former.

You remember my previous postings regarding a project?  This is about said project.

And the mortgage company finally decided I should leave.  And so I have.  And Molly’s basketball goal must stay.

Rancho Guffaw is no more.  The two-bedroom, one bath home I bought to share with my daughter has reverted to the bank.  It was a good fight, and perhaps I could have done more to save it.  But the house is my age, and continues to need maintenance.  With my current financial condition, I might have been able to get square but then there were always other issues.  Like roofing, and repiping.  And, I’m simply not financially equipped to do that.

Thankfully, I’ve not had to depend on the kindness of strangers.  A good friend has offered me a place to land, open-ended.  A spare room large enough to be called an apartment.  And I’ll be splitting the expenses.  Hopefully both of us will be saving some money.

“Guffaw’s Mancave?”  ” Guffaw’s Freehold?”  Haven’t come up with a suitable name, yet.

But, I’m still here, tired, but still kicking, and surprisingly, still laughing heartily.  All’s right with the World. – Guffaw

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


16 thoughts on “Well, the ‘Struggle’, in part, has ended…

  1. And sometimes it’s good to have some company if you need it. Glad to hear you’re not on the street!

    Posted by bluesun | June 23, 2012, 5:52 am
  2. And now you are free…

    Posted by siddhartha | June 23, 2012, 6:18 am
  3. Happy to hear that part of your struggle is over. Your “guffaw” attitude is a welcome reminder of how we should all face life. Keep up the fight!


    Posted by David | June 23, 2012, 7:40 am
  4. Guffaw’s Grotto?

    Posted by EricW | June 23, 2012, 7:50 am
  5. Good luck on the next stage of your voyage. And keep flippin’ the Reaper off.

    With both hands.

    Posted by Borepatch | June 23, 2012, 8:17 am
  6. Landing on your feet is landing on your feet, regardless of the size patch you land on. Keep on truckin’, my friend – you’re ahead of the game.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | June 23, 2012, 9:09 am
  7. Keep fighting the good fight Sir, we’ll just call this one a draw and go on… Glad you’ve got a ‘pad’ to land at.

    Posted by Old NFO | June 23, 2012, 11:21 am
  8. Went through that once myself.
    It does get better….and I flip him off too.

    Posted by Skip | June 24, 2012, 7:24 pm
  9. As long as you can keep that attitude then you are ahead of the game. I can’t quantify that, but I believe it to be true.

    You rock, GFA.

    Posted by Matt | June 25, 2012, 6:40 am
  10. Hope this works out well for you! And that this is at least one major burden lifted off your shoulders.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | June 25, 2012, 8:52 am
  11. Crap! Ouch, it’s hard to loose property no matter how rough the shape is. But WWLMD? (What would Lee Marvin do?) I’ve heard that the termites are pretty bad in AZ, so wood is always at risk… Good luck at Guffaw’s Grotto!

    Posted by DirtCrashr | June 25, 2012, 2:08 pm

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