My House and Me

Mi Casa es Su Casa! Mi Casa es Su Casa!

W ell, I have been pretty busy with trying to finish Grad school which is why I haven’t been posting blogs very often. I also have been very preoccupied with trying to navigate through the end of my marriage as well as what the hell I am going to do about my mortgage. Now I am officially a 99 percenter who cannot afford the life I had meticulously planned for. I’m thirty-ish years old, with excellent credit history – well-educated, but my marriage was not good and here I am paying the price for it. I need a full-time job to keep my house but I also need to finish school so I can make the kind of money it will take to actually keep my house (It’s quite a conundrum). Hey! I am living the American Dream 2K! I am scared, angry, sad and mostly confused about how quickly things can fall apart.

I know I am not alone and I know there are a lot of Americans who have no back-up plan which is why I am sharing this little personal crisis with my readers. I hope to document my experience for you on this blog as the weeks pass and things start to get heavier. So far I have spoken with the free services at the Homeownership Center of Dayton ( Here is the link: ) I highly recommend speaking with them if you are in a similar situation. This week I received a letter from the mortgage company letting me know they have lawyered up and consider my account in foreclosure….yikes. The bank never lets me forget that I am failing to meet my responsibilities by sending people to my front porch with late notices. Thanks…I got it.

So — here we go! I know I have a strong family who will not let me fall back too far and for that I am truly blessed. I wish as much for any person or family going through the same thing. Sometimes life just keeps creeping in on you whether you are ready or not.

I have more studying to do so I can finish school with straight A’s but I will keep this blog updated as to the status of the house situation. I love my little house and hope a buyer will offer me a reasonable rate but as far as I can see the market is at an all time low.

Peace and Love,

J. Pohl

Mi Casa es Su Casa!



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Current Graduate student at Wright State University. I should finish a Master's of Humanities by fall 2012. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio but my heart belongs with half of my family in New Mexico! "We are only as strong as the weakest link." You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter @DemWSU AND Google+

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