Since we put our house on the market, things have been a lot more tidy around here. I mean, it's not like we're terribly messy people... we're just a .... cluttered and busy sort of couple. Both of us seem to accumulate a large assortment of papers and knick-nacks throughout the course of the week - you know the ones that tend to pile up on the edge of the kitchen counter and you're never quite sure what to do with them? And so while I've been super bummed since last week when we found out someone else bought the house we wanted, Monday mornings have been increasingly more coorindated since we've been having an Open House on Sundays. Yay for forced house clean-up!!
Did I mention we're selling the house ourselves? As in no real estate agent? Yes that's what happened. We just bit the bullet and listed it privately so we find ourselves DIYing in Real Estate this month! Kind of exciting and thrilling and nerve wracking all at the same time. We even put together our own listing for the internets! Finally bloggy pictures coming in handy outside the blog world!! :)
Last weekend I didn't take part in the open house - Mike did it on his own. This weekend however I showed up a bit early, just as about three last minute couples were making their way through our place so I got to play real estate agent too. It's funny, when you start to "sell" your house to other people, you start to remember all the good things about it that you fell in love with in the first place. We really love our location, the natural light, and the open airy feeling in our house. And now, since we're keeping it more or less "staged" for people to look through, I'm particularly smitten with it again. It's just too bad... I never thought I'd have to go to the extreme of selling the house to keep it in such ship shape ;)
I think I mentioned it once or twice last week - we had really set our sights on a particular place, and I'm afraid we're having a hard time diving back onto the "house dating scene." (That's what we've been calling it - we feel like we were dumped by a house, and nothing seems to add up. We keep telling each other there are "lots of other fish in the sea", but nothing seems to compare.) I think we have to give ourselves some healing time before we're on the scene full throttle again - but we are feeling a bit frantic because we don't want to find ourselves in a position where our place sells and we haven't found "the one." So we've been spending a lot of spare time scanning the new real estate listings, hoping, praying, that special somewhere will pop up before anything happens on our end and we're forced to move! Please cross all your fingers and toes that the "right one" comes along.
Today I'm linking up with Oak and Oats so if you're here for the first time, welcome! I'm so happy you're here. It's perfect timing since I just cleaned house yesterday and the week is getting off to a tidy start. I found Elizabeth's blog sometime last spring and I've totally been smitten' with this girl's positive attitude & style. She hosts this awesome link-up everything week - a great place to meet new friends! And let me tell you - when you're going through life changes, ups and downs (and back again) that's when you realize how great it is to meet and connect with people throughout the blog world! So I hope you'll join us! RULES!!!!!
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