It’s house selling time around here and don’t get me wrong, I really want to sell our house and move on, but the whole process gives me a headache. We’re at the whim and mercy of those who just have to see the house right now. In other words, clean the house from top to bottom, tidy up the yard, pack up all of my office and put my MS and editing paraphernalia in a drawer somewhere (which is always fun to try and find again once we come back home), shuffle the kids outside, pack up the dogs (which is just as much fun as herding cats) and make sure the garage is empty, all within 1/2 an hour, cause these people really, really need to see the house. And then, we all file out, the perspective buyers show up and decide, nah, this is not for us.
I keep suggesting I stay home and lock myself in my office to keep editing and put a sign on the door saying KEEP OUT – DO NOT ENTER – LARGE LIZARD INSIDE WILL GET OUT! But apparently, our realtor has said “oh no, we can’t do that, buyers wouldn’t like that” at which point I say (cry baby sucky pants) “Fine”. I really like the people who call the realtor and say “We’d like to see the house Tuesday of next week at 2:40 p.m.”. Now THAT’S the way to do it folks! I’m positive that when our house does sell, it’ll be sold to a very conscientious family who respects other people’s time and ensures everyones feelings are taken into consideration.All I want is to sell the house so unfortunately, that means putting up with (complaining about it constantly) the last minute viewings, keeping the house clean (which never, I mean, never happens) so I don’t have to do it all at once and making sure the kids clean up after them selves (*ahem*…sorry, I just choked on my own laughter at that one). Until it’s sold, which seems like it’s never going to happen, but it will, and it will all be worth it, I think.