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Post by DorkothyParker » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:00 pm

Ergh, my house has mold. It was discovered due to an inspection by a potential buyer (since rescinded). Remediation including heckin' lots of insulation is almost $8000. :( I'm working to get it covered by my insurance, but mold coverage is still only $5000 and I have $1000 deductible. Still, if I save $4k, it's worth is since my premiums won't go up because I'm selling it anyway.

I am never owning a house again.

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Post by Stranger » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:36 pm

DorkothyParker wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Ergh, my house has mold. It was discovered due to an inspection by a potential buyer (since rescinded). Remediation including heckin' lots of insulation is almost $8000. :( I'm working to get it covered by my insurance, but mold coverage is still only $5000 and I have $1000 deductible. Still, if I save $4k, it's worth is since my premiums won't go up because I'm selling it anyway.

I am never owning a house again.
At least it's not the foundation?

fml

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Post by DorkothyParker » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:23 pm

You all right there, Stranger?

Much of the cost is the attic as we had some very unlikely snowmageddon issues in my high-desert town winter 16-17 with ice dam issues.
There were some mold issues in the crawl space below, but it's sparse. That's getting fixed tomorrow. The attic will take all of next week likely. But I think we can still show while they are working on it.

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Post by Stranger » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 pm

After the buyer backed out, we found some extensive foundation issues we're having to fix before we sell. We're having trouble getting the estimate and a company out to do the repairs. Shit keeps dragging out. The house won't be sold before I start law school.

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Post by DorkothyParker » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:58 pm

Got an offer on my house! We are under contract with a 8/3 signing date.
They are using the prior inspection and coming by today to look over it themselves as we fixed a couple minor issues already as well.

My homeowner's insurance is covering $5000 of the remediation work. (Crawlspace was $1700 out of pocket, and the attic will just be my $1000 deductible + $26 for the difference covered). Id' rather not have had any issues, but glad the insurance is covering much of it (as they should!) Plus the new buyers get new, super lush insulation. ;)

We're going to pod (well U-hual branded pod) the bit of furniture we are keeping and going to kick it with family here until September. Hopefully I don't go crazy.

We had to finangle some finances, but it's getting done. That's all that matters. :)

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Post by luckydevilcat » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:20 pm

Stranger wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 pm
After the buyer backed out, we found some extensive foundation issues we're having to fix before we sell. We're having trouble getting the estimate and a company out to do the repairs. Shit keeps dragging out. The house won't be sold before I start law school.
Reading this is like looking in a mirror. I feel your pain.

We had two separate buyers under contract and both backed out. Now we're dealing with foundation and a/c problems. The only good news so far is that the foundation repair quote is only $4000, and not the $10,000 we were expecting. Never thought I'd be relieved to spend 4 grand. Won't have our house sold or rented by the time I start, either.

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Post by Stranger » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:35 pm

luckydevilcat wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:20 pm
Stranger wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:42 pm
After the buyer backed out, we found some extensive foundation issues we're having to fix before we sell. We're having trouble getting the estimate and a company out to do the repairs. Shit keeps dragging out. The house won't be sold before I start law school.
Reading this is like looking in a mirror. I feel your pain.

We had two separate buyers under contract and both backed out. Now we're dealing with foundation and a/c problems. The only good news so far is that the foundation repair quote is only $4000, and not the $10,000 we were expecting. Never thought I'd be relieved to spend 4 grand. Won't have our house sold or rented by the time I start, either.
We finally have workers under the house. I'm hoping to be back on the market in October.

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Post by lmb38 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:25 pm

Checking in once again... decided to withdraw and reapply after a very mediocre cycle. I applied late last year, so hoping getting apps in more timely will at least help. Signed up to retake LSAT again in Nov to see if I can squeeze any more points out. So sorry to see all of the house selling drama! Any other old farts here for the new cycle?

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Post by Experiment626 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:52 am

Not for the initial application cycle, but I may try and transfer. Currently entering week 2 of evening classes.

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Post by macncheezplz » Sat May 04, 2019 7:59 am

Checking in on all my old farts. Just finished with my last final of 1L the other day and start my SA on Monday. How are you all doing?

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Post by haus » Sat May 04, 2019 2:03 pm

macncheezplz wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:59 am
Checking in on all my old farts. Just finished with my last final of 1L the other day and start my SA on Monday. How are you all doing?
Congrats!

I am almost done (one paper left to submit) with law school.

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Post by Experiment626 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:11 am

Finished last week. Enjoying 2 more weeks of no classes before summer session starts and going on vacation from work starting Friday, I'm a night student. Got onto a Journal during our write-on competition over spring break and am feeling pretty good about wrapping up year 1 of 4.

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Post by DorkothyParker » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:17 pm

Hey guys!
It's been ages since I logged in. (Work is slooooow today...)

My school is on a quarterly system so I had my last final on June 14th and started my summer internship on June 17th. I'm finangling 13 weeks because money and just taking one week off before fall quarter starts in September.

My daughter is visiting her grandparents (and auntie and uncle) until July 31st so I have suddenly found myself with free time after work. It's strange (and a little sad).

How did everyone fair for 1l year?

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Post by Stranger » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:31 pm

DorkothyParker wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Hey guys!
It's been ages since I logged in. (Work is slooooow today...)

My school is on a quarterly system so I had my last final on June 14th and started my summer internship on June 17th. I'm finangling 13 weeks because money and just taking one week off before fall quarter starts in September.

My daughter is visiting her grandparents (and auntie and uncle) until July 31st so I have suddenly found myself with free time after work. It's strange (and a little sad).

How did everyone fair for 1l year?
Hey! Good to hear from you. I managed to do alright in spite of my sleep apnea getting so bad that I was passing out in class and the library from lack of REM sleep second semester. I got a CPAP early in the summer, and hoo boy does it help. I've been interning with a state court of appeals judge, which has been a great experience this summer - really interesting issues and cases to work on. Our schedule is *way* earlier than yours - I took my last exam on April 26th, took a week off to do write-on (for nothing, alas), then started in with the internship. I'll wrap up my twelfth and final week next week, then head back and start interviewing. Hope the rest of the crew is doing well, too.

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Post by Experiment626 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:42 am

1l was pretty good for me. Very tiring, but I do not regret the decision. I was able to write-on to one of our law journals as well. I have summer class finals over the next week, and then I'm off on vacation until school starts. I learned very quickly to take time off work that coincides with the random holidays school actually observes, spring break, and between semesters to keep my sanity with working full-time.

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Post by DorkothyParker » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:11 pm

Experiment626 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:42 am
I learned very quickly to take time off work that coincides with the random holidays school actually observes, spring break, and between semesters to keep my sanity with working full-time.
Oh yeah, you are in a part-time type program, is that right? Are there more non-traditional students in your classes than in typical daytime classes? What is your day-to-day schedule like?

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Post by chewie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm

Just wanted to say hi to my fellow old farts. :) 46/m/URM. Taking first LSAT next summer. Here's to living out my dream and second career!

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Post by DorkothyParker » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:42 pm

chewie wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Just wanted to say hi to my fellow old farts. :) 46/m/URM. Taking first LSAT next summer. Here's to living out my dream and second career!
Hi Chewie! Welcome!

Are you anticipating starting in fall 2021 or 2022? If 2021, you might prefer to take an earlier LSAT (February?) to give yourself some wiggle room on retake and application creation (applications for 2021 should be ready to go in fall 2020). Also, I studied for 12 weeks and my drive definitely deteriorated after the first 10 weeks so I think trying to study for a year would actually be harder. (YRMV)

In any case, welcome and good luck! What do you currently do?

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Post by chewie » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:33 pm

DorkothyParker wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:42 pm
chewie wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Just wanted to say hi to my fellow old farts. :) 46/m/URM. Taking first LSAT next summer. Here's to living out my dream and second career!
Hi Chewie! Welcome!

Are you anticipating starting in fall 2021 or 2022? If 2021, you might prefer to take an earlier LSAT (February?) to give yourself some wiggle room on retake and application creation (applications for 2021 should be ready to go in fall 2020). Also, I studied for 12 weeks and my drive definitely deteriorated after the first 10 weeks so I think trying to study for a year would actually be harder. (YRMV)

In any case, welcome and good luck! What do you currently do?
Howdy Dorkothy! Thanks for the response and questions. here's my timeline, let me know what you think...

Taking on 7Sage soon, so I have a full 10 months to study for July 2020 test, however will also sign up for the Feb. 2020 test since it's a freeby before the 3 2020 takes (hope I understood that correctly).

Feb. 2020 Take LSAT (as PT, at place I will take in July)
March 2020 Graduating with 3.8gpa (UG @ UCLA)
March 2020 Request recommendation letters
April 2020 All transcripts to LSDAS
May/June 2020 Review CAS needs, already registered
June/July 2020 Finish personal, and diversity essays and resume
July 2020 Take LSAT
Sept. 2020 Re-take LSAT (if needed)
October 2020 Apply to schools
December 2020 Re-take LSAT (if needed)

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Post by Experiment626 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:55 pm

DorkothyParker wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:11 pm
Experiment626 wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:42 am
I learned very quickly to take time off work that coincides with the random holidays school actually observes, spring break, and between semesters to keep my sanity with working full-time.
Oh yeah, you are in a part-time type program, is that right? Are there more non-traditional students in your classes than in typical daytime classes? What is your day-to-day schedule like?
Yup, part-time. I've learned it's not really part time. It's really just called being an evening student because we only took 1 less class than the full-time students the first year. My section is mostly non-traditional students. There are a few K-JDs.

1L, my schedule was basically at work by 8/9 and then class from 6-8 Monday-Thursday with my legal writing and research class from 8-10 once a week.
This year, I got a little more control over my schedule with only one mandated class time and work gave me some flexibility to take an afternoon class and then finish my day remote. So I'm on campus Mon-Wed.

My weekends are basically do all my readings for about 8 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday and then the rest of the time I'm on my own time to exercise, hangout with friends, and other stuff.

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Post by app » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:23 pm

chewie wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:33 pm
DorkothyParker wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:42 pm
chewie wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Just wanted to say hi to my fellow old farts. :) 46/m/URM. Taking first LSAT next summer. Here's to living out my dream and second career!
Hi Chewie! Welcome!

Are you anticipating starting in fall 2021 or 2022? If 2021, you might prefer to take an earlier LSAT (February?) to give yourself some wiggle room on retake and application creation (applications for 2021 should be ready to go in fall 2020). Also, I studied for 12 weeks and my drive definitely deteriorated after the first 10 weeks so I think trying to study for a year would actually be harder. (YRMV)

In any case, welcome and good luck! What do you currently do?
Howdy Dorkothy! Thanks for the response and questions. here's my timeline, let me know what you think...

Taking on 7Sage soon, so I have a full 10 months to study for July 2020 test, however will also sign up for the Feb. 2020 test since it's a freeby before the 3 2020 takes (hope I understood that correctly).

Feb. 2020 Take LSAT (as PT, at place I will take in July)
March 2020 Graduating with 3.8gpa (UG @ UCLA)
March 2020 Request recommendation letters
April 2020 All transcripts to LSDAS
May/June 2020 Review CAS needs, already registered
June/July 2020 Finish personal, and diversity essays and resume
July 2020 Take LSAT
Sept. 2020 Re-take LSAT (if needed)
October 2020 Apply to schools
December 2020 Re-take LSAT (if needed)
wish you luck man. things get real tough at this age but lsat prep is an incredible experience and a long slog for most. you've a great gpa to make anything possible.

what did you do before this?

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Post by app » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:24 pm

is there still any limit on lsat takes these days? last i heard there was none, which was cool.

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Post by Stranger » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:28 pm

app wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:24 pm
is there still any limit on lsat takes these days? last i heard there was none, which was cool.
They put limits back in place the same time they announced they were going digital. I think it's something where there's an annual limit, another for within a certain period of time, and then a lifetime limit.

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Re: Old Fart Support Group

Post by app » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:30 pm

Stranger wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:28 pm
app wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:24 pm
is there still any limit on lsat takes these days? last i heard there was none, which was cool.
They put limits back in place the same time they announced they were going digital. I think it's something where there's an annual limit, another for within a certain period of time, and then a lifetime limit.
wow, it seems it's all digital now. as someone who slogged on it during paper-n-pencil for a long time, this seems wild. i can't imagine taking a test like lsat on digital.

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