USA folks: apparently if you have paid off student loans partially or fully during the pandemic grace period since March 2020, you can call up your loan servicer and get up to the full amount you paid during the grace period put back on the loans.
So, if you've paid off your loans in the last couple years you could still be retroactively eligible for forgiveness. This applies to both my wife and I, so we will try it out!
(now public for visibility)
Explaining parenting to kids
10 year old: Dad why are you so lame?
Me: Well you see, "cool dads" seem cool because they pretend to be younger than they actually are and pretend to be their kids' friends.
10: So cool dads are actually lame and lame dads are actually cool huh?
Me: yeah actually
10: sounds like something a lame dad would say
Mortgages and Inflation
My friends who are trying to buy a home are facing a very competitive market, and in part I think it's people trying to lock in a mortgage in the face of the quickly rising tide in interest rates.
A few months ago you would have gotten a 3% rate, and a $400k loan would cost ~$1700 a month. Today you're lucky to find a 6% rate, and that same loan costs $2400 a month.
And then of course there's the cash buyers who want to use their money before inflation devalues it.
Bike-In returns to Ann Arbor this Friday at 7pm, rolling from the Farmer's Market
If you haven't gone before, it's a slow 7-10 mile roll through the city streets with 50-200 others on bikes. Not a race, it's at a party pace, with music. It rolls at 7pm from the Farmer's Market and ends at Blom Meadworks.
This month's theme is "In Bloom" and you can catch it, same time, same place the last Friday of every month.
Bring your lights and your bell! I'll be there
The EPA designated the shed a superfund site, cleaned it up, and didn't tell the neighbors anything.
This kid assembled a bunch of radioactive materials and got arguably close to assembling a rudimentary breeder reactor.
All of this happened in a shed behind his mom's house, within a half mile of the house my wife lived in at the time. Wild.
It did not end well for him. He died young after struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.
One of my favorite Facebook Marketplace searches is airbrushed vans.
Sometimes the airbrushing is pretty impressive. Sometimes it's really not, as in this case!
At work: Oncology nurse. In my free time: riding and fixing bikes, taking photos. (Not much free time as a father of two)
Find me drinking a coffee in the AM and a Manhattan in the PM.
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