Friday, May 1, 2009

So NOW they show up.

For once, all three of us were out of the house today for most of the day. One of us is usually here, because Jim works at home.  It's rare for the house to be empty but today it was. Jim went to visit his dad, and I was out with James helping pick out accessories for his dragon costume for the Ren Faire. James and I got home first, and lo and behold, there was a message on the answering machine that a realtor would be showing our house between 1:00 and 3:00.

It was now 3:45. They'd already come and gone.

Okay, so, it had been just hours short of the house being on the market for a full week with no interest, and by this time we'd all started getting a little complacent about keeping our messes cleaned up. We had gone back to dragging out boxes and emptying closet contents, and, well, let's just say the place didn't look much like the MLS photos any more. Looking around the house and pretending I'd never seen it before, I was embarrassed! LOL I was using our nice jacuzzi garden tub in the master bathroom to soak fondant off of several styro cake dummies, which is a slippery, messy thing. I was soaking a three-tier blue one and a four-tier brown one, so it was truly yucky looking. I wonder what those people thought when they looked in the tub!

Our dog, Tate, was in her crate as usual when we all leave the house, so she seemed unphased. The budgies, though, were in a state. I hope it was because they were having a fight between themselves, and not because somebody came in and pestered the poor things. I'm going to put a sign on their cage asking people to leave them alone, just in case.

So, lesson learned. No more taking breaks from keeping the house clean! Hopefully more people will come to see the house this weekend and a buyer will come along soon.


  1. Jim (as in Wild Ride)May 3, 2009 at 9:59:00 AM CDT

    We had a showing! Someone has to see our house to buy it, so this is a good thing.

    We're making headway on the house. Our friend took a bunch of books we couldn't keep. He may even like some of them. These sorts of books are all destined for the landfill without someone to take care of them since it is illegal to "deal" in them now since they were printed so long ago. This is also a good thing.

    This week we get the carpets professionally cleaned. Also a good thing.

    We're just overcome with good things!

  2. Jim (as in Wild Ride)May 5, 2009 at 3:23:00 PM CDT

    And now the classroom looks amazingly good. Your work is showing fruit. All we need is some clean carpets and we're in business.