As we drove to the restaurant, I looked at David and said, "Are you nervous?"
He kind of laughed and then said, "I think maybe that IS how I'm feeling."
It did make me feel nervous, to leave our house at the mercy of nosy neighbors and potential buyers, who were likely to open our closet and look at my clothes. I wore all my Eliza jewelry at once because I had this sudden fear that someone touring our house might be a klepto.
Our realtor said it went well--there was good traffic and two different buyers who appeared to be serious. I'm not expecting any offers yet, as I think if you are serious about a place, you go back and view it at least once more before you make an offer. But we are feeling hopeful.
I want it to sell obviously to make this whole process go as smoothly as possible, but also because SERIOUSLY keeping the house show-ready is exhausting. We had three showings this week before the open house, so we basically have to keep the house ready-to-go all the time.
We are pretty tidy people (David even more so than me) so it's not like our house is a disaster normally, but with the snow and the salt and the dogs going in and out, our floors have to be steam-mopped before a showing in order to not be filthy dirty. And it's not like my closet always looks "staged"--I shoved a bunch of scarves into a tote bag, which I then crammed in behind my hanging clothes today because the scarves sort of looked like they were taking over the entire closet space. Our kitchen counters are not usually completely clear either--they're usually sporting a Boon lawn drying rack, among other odds and ends. So it has been a challenge.
We have managed to keep baby stuff fairly under control--all of Zuzu's toys can be put away either in the toy bucket in her room (it's actually a big white party bucket--the kind you put ice and beer bottles in) or in one of the cabinets on our buffet-made-over-TV-stand. We put the jumperoo away for then open house today, but I left it for the showings during the week because SERIOUSLY we have to LIVE here.
Zuzu's mess may be minimal, but I have gotten pretty frustrated with some of the things David puts away that I actually use on a daily basis. It gets super annoying every time I have to text him and say "Where is the [strainer] [extension cord] [basket of bath toys] [sewing kit] [mail organizer]" especially because I KNOW the answer will be "the garage" and the LAST thing I want to do when I am looking for something is walk out in the snow to the garage and dig around for it. I told him that this whole thing is hard enough without him making it even more inconvenient for us. He said, "I don't find it inconvenient." And I said "EXACTLY! Because I'M THE ONE who uses the shit that YOU are putting away!" So annoying.
To further complicate things, David had a super busy week last week and worked late three out of five days, plus had to drive back out for an event Saturday night. And I've been dealing with the Eye Plague all week, which has made me extremely tired and incredibly irritable. You can imagine how much fun we've been having around here!
So here's hoping things move along fairly quickly... And just in case you know anyone who's in the market for a cute little 2-bed, 1-bath house in the city...
|Front yard in the spring time|
|Backyard in the summertime|
|Living Room - the front room in the house|
|Living Room from another angle|
|The Back "Bonus" Room/Library|
|Back "Bonus" Room - also serves as my office|
|Kitchen - small but efficient use of space. My BFF talked me into using that paint color and I absolutely love it in there.|
|View of the bar/dining room from the kitchen|
|View of the bar/kitchen from the dining room|
|the dining room, looking toward the front of the house|
|from the doorway|
|from the doorway|
|Bathroom - the one and only, so good thing it's cute! How do you like those horizontally striped walls? I love them.|