The photographer came a little later and spent 45 minutes taking pictures of what used to be our private space, and is now "out there" for all to see. It's a very good thing, but still sort of weird with us living here. His video turned out great, although the colors are really saturated (the laundry room is a muted-mustard, not the vibrant yellow in the picture. I'm mostly saving it here so we always have it, but do check it out - we like it :-)
Most encouraging was the phone call from another agent about an hour after it went live, scheduling a showing for the afternoon (clients loved the house, but not that it backs to a large street :-( ). Also got a call from another agent to do a preview, and a third call to show it today. So, activity is starting strong and we're optimistic. We know that backing to the street will be our biggest hurdle, but it only takes one.
Friday night we had some witches over to celebrate the holiday. And we had rain!! We sat out on the patio with some adult beverages, a fire in the pit, and watched and listened and smelled that wonderful stuff come down. It ended up lasting several hours, a perfect steady rain that gave us a much needed soaking. At the end of the evening everyone went home with armloads of Halloween decor - a wonderful way to purge all but two small items I'll take with us :-)
|It's all about the socks|
|Some of the "adoptees"|
Saturday morning I created one of my very favorite things - a completed To Do List!
|Always love crossing out that last item!|
Apparently my body didn't trust that I would really "chill out" now that everything was done, so by the afternoon I was down with a sour stomach. It lasted all of Sunday, where I spent most of the day in bed. I probably needed the rest, but I was very bummed to miss seeing our son Nick finish his first marathon. A year after losing 130#, he ran a full marathon - we're so proud of him!
|New and improved Nick w/his former-self photo|
Bill came home early Monday afternoon to take me to the doctor for my aching arm. Tendonitis again - rest and pain meds and physical therapy at home - I know the routine. It's funny (not really) that the only work-related injuries I've ever had have been since I retired! Getting older is definitely not for sissies :-)
So our new routine of showing and waiting and hoping and "resting" begins in ernest. Tessa continues her "just chill" lessons - it's all homework :-)
|You're interrupting my resting Mom|