No, the reports of my having skipped the country are grossly exaggerated!
The past week has been an interesting one on the home front. After almost two months of having our house on the market and numerous (over 30 at last count) showings, we decided it was time to lower our price. That promptly brought a couple of people out of the woodwork and we got two offers. We accepted one which was conditional upon the buyers selling their house (which had an offer on the table awaiting approval of financing). The real estate agent for our buyers was quite confident that deal would be approved with no problems. We agreed upon a week to remove the conditions...which was today. (The other offer wasn't a consideration because it was dependent on their selling their house, which hadn't even been listed yet).
Unfortunately our buyers weren't able to sell their house, so we are assuming our deal is off as well. We haven't heard anything directly from our real estate agent so I guess we shouldn't be certain that we're back to square one, but I have a strong suspicion that's where we're at. Need I say how tedious it's getting to have to live in a spic and span house 24-7?? Oh yeah, and how expensive it is to maintain both a house AND an apartment at the same time? It was a gamble we took and it appears quite possible that we are going to live to regret our decision.
I really NEED to get busy on something creative but I don't want to haul out my crafting 'stuff' in order to work on anything. I'm a totally messy creator at the best of times and I just know that the minute I start into anything will be the minute the phone will ring and somebody will want to see the house. That's Murphy's Law, right? I have several denim jackets I need to be working on but I end up dumping out all my big plastic totes full of denim in order to pick out the colours I need to work with. The mess is horrendous and there's no way I would ask any prospective buyer to have to wade through the debris!! Shoehorning my denim collection back into said totes is not an easy task so it can't be done quickly.
Another sidenote that I found rather entertaining or odd, depending on how you want to look at it. Last week we had a gentleman in a pickup truck pull into our driveway and start walking around the front yard without so much as asking permission. I know the gardens are interesting for some people and we have had knocks at the door wanting to know if it would be okay if they looked around. Anyway, this man finally wandered back to where I was working and said what a nice place we had. I thought he was interested in the flowers and such so told him he was welcome to look around the back yard too. Three days later I went upstairs to discover a truck backed up to our garage door (it's not an easy feat to back a truck into our driveway) and that the same man was back...along with a woman (his wife???) and they were busily inspecting our back yard. Now wouldn't you think it would be proper to at least ask the homeowners permission before you wander around? When last I heard, I thought that was classified as trespassing?? We think he might be interested in buying the place, but you would think he would approach the real estate people and not assume he could look around as he pleased. Very odd!
And, just so you know,
us Canadians do things quite differently from
most parts of the world.
No moving vans for us, especially when you
have a son willing to trundle a
freezer down the sidewalk
on a trolley.