October 01, 2008

More rollercoaster...

The up:  I just checked the bank.  Hubby indeed got paid, state budget be damned (first check after summer!  YAY!), and he got a really nice raise (this is a "target" year in his contract, so he essentially got a longevity raise plus the new negotiated raise plus COLA).

The down: Property Tax bills came out today.  I checked the Assessor's office.... I have until April 10 to come up with $6400!  Fuckers.  My house is worth 30% less courtesy of the tanked out housing market but we didn't qualify for a reassessment because it was less than a year after we bought the house during the reassessment period.

Somebody just find me a hole to crawl in, ok?

Posted by caltechgirl at October 1, 2008 10:53 AM | TrackBack


Downside: It's filled with sharks!

Posted by: Bill at October 1, 2008 11:49 AM

I rasied hell with our county ASSessor when they came out with this years assesments. They wanted to INCREASE the value of my house! I did managed to get the to reconsider. The bad part is the $50,000 decrease in value, but I'm not looking to sell anytime soon.

Posted by: NAVY CPO at October 1, 2008 12:21 PM

sorry honey
I had a reality check when I checked our bank account today.

Can you say "phuqed"?

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at October 1, 2008 03:14 PM

$6400??? Holy shit!!! Hang in there!!

Posted by: Richmond at October 1, 2008 06:19 PM

$6400?? That's a small car, not a property tax!
Oh yeah, crap- you live in Cali....I'm so sorry!

Posted by: Rave at October 2, 2008 10:44 AM