Some of my coworkers have done this (the USDA Rural Guarantee Loan) to buy houses. It's a good program - no money down, very low interest, and extremely low mortgage insurance. It's there to encourage rehabilitation of rural housing stock. It's definitely worth getting if you meet the eligibility requirements (income, location, etc.)I’ve been looking in to buying a home and the USDA home loan caught my eye. There are certain caveats, like you can’t live within city limits, but that’s not a deal breaker for me. The benefit being you don’t need a down payment.
I've lost a lot of friends here recently. The darker side of the drug world unfortunately got the best of them. One of my good friends, who was a glutten for downers, got a DUI and got depressed over his ex-daughter situation and he road his bike out to the nearest st. and shot himself rt there on the side of the road. It's sad and sobering. I could have easily overdosed and not been lucky enough to have the paramedics there with the narcan. With the length of time that I was living the junked out lifestyle I feel blessed to be alive.... Love ya Baby Dre and the countless other great souls that have departed this world prematurely.Yeah man it's really been fucking me up, the dead friends. The worst one was Erin obviously. She was a near-daily part of my real life, a sister to me. But there have been a lot of others too. To the point that anytime someone disappears from here my mind immediately goes right there. MGS really fucked me up too. He and I were very close because he mentored me through ibogaine and we talked nearly daily from then on. He PMed me the night before he passed and I ignored it because I was tired... he never logged on again and it was a huge cry for help and he just wanted someone to care about him and he reached out to me. Actually the same thing happened with Erin, too. Ignored a call the same night she ODd.
I'm alive. Some things are very well, but life is pretty overwhelming, so much stress the last few years, it's never-ending, one thing after another, a lot of loss/grief, financial issues... I'm exhausted...
The good stuff is that I have great friends and partner, and I'm in 2 bands, one of which is doing great things, so I'm doing something with my time I love and am passionate about. The rest of it... fuck. Right now anyway. All things pass and I'm sure there are greener pastures ahead.
I'm glad you're alive, brother.
It's none of those in my view. NASA doesn't buy Kurzweilz's prophecy, but it's not as if there aren't plenty of plans on the table either. The thing is, are we gonna focus on things like living walls, or have a shot at geo-engineering? Accommodate to certainty or risk stabilizing hacks. That's the tough nut to crack, and oddly enough not overly dissimilar to the problem of how to manage human physiology.It certainly is an insane time to be alive... we're approaching either the technological singularity, or the end of this civilization. The way we live day to day was inconceivable even 20 years ago. It's a wild ride... a lot of people choose to self-destruct, or even worse, force destruction upon others. We just have to hang on. There's a lot of cool stuff too but sometimes it feels like we've sold our souls for convenience.
I binged on gabapentin last night and today. I took about 4 grams both days. It can get quite psychedelic at high doses, especially if I have recently tripped. I have only taken soma a couple of times and I cant recall what the experience was like, though I was also on methadone. I always thought it was funny that Soma, latin for sleep, from Brave New World, sounded like a psychedelic rave experience in the book and it turned out to later be the name for carisoprodol. Huxley took both LSD and Mescaline but it was way after he wrote Brave New World. Foreshadowing or self Prophesying for future Psychedelic forays?I ordered gabapentin and Soma (carisoprodol, not the mythical drug ), and both have been "processed through the New York facility" for quite some time. The gabapentin got there almost a week after the Soma, and it arrived today finally, but still waiting on the Soma. Longest it's ever taken, and weird, because it didn't mention anything about customs for either one. I want my Soma to get here already!