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Today, Wednesday, our realtors Ed Graziani and Christy Ying are coming to the house with the cleaning company to give a bid for the cleaning and the copy writer who will be writing the brochures for the house. Ugg! This selling a house gig is proving to be quite the ordeal! Geez! Can’t we just plop a for sale sign in the dirt and call it a day? I guess not. sheesh! Nothing is as easy as I would like it to be. So I will play the game along with everybody else, cross our fingers and hope for the best. The “best” being a fast sell for lot’s of $$$!

In the past I always dreamed of having crews of workers swarming around my house getting lots and lots of projects done while I gazed upon the scene with a big smile on my face. Well, be careful what you ask for! This morning I was in my bathroom getting myself ready for my day, headphones in my ears , as usual,( listening to my favorite podcast) while I blow dried my hair, got dressed and put on my make up. When I was done with this morning ritual I opened the bathroom door and Wow! My house was swarming with worker-bees! Painters, carpenters, and who knows what else was going on in every nook and cranny. A beautiful sight for a women who has lived in a ‘half finished’ house for many many years, dreaming of a house that was actually ‘finished’. I realized quickly that there was no place for me to even work on my iPad so maybe I should exit, stage left! Although, It was only 8:30 A.M. and I did not have to work until 1:00! Well, the realtor and their crew are coming at 10:00 so I decided to take refuge at my salon, which is just 5 minutes away. I grabbed the truck keys from Scott and fled the scene to find solace in the salon and then I will return in at 10:00 to meet with Christy and ED. Just another day marching towards our Big Adventure!

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About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

8 responses »

  1. You have such a great attitude! For some people big or small annoyances are a way to set them off, not for you. You are wise and just go with the flow.

  2. LOL! I had to re read the portion about the podcast! My old eyes thought you were listening to polkas! Toot, toot…time for a cerveza!

  3. Only ever sold one property, checked out local market for prices, decided mine was worth more. Wrote an ad saying why put ad in paper listing what was great at a price $10,000 more then local prices. Sold first day for $9000 more then listed in area. No agents no staging LOL ..So it can be simple .. All the best …

  4. People would ask us – now that your house is all fixed up and looking great, does it make you want to stay? (By then it didn’t look like our house any more though, so it was fine.)
    My Santa Rosa daughter bought a house not long ago (maybe Sept, Oct?) and it was crazy as a buyer. I think they put offers in on a dozen houses before they got one. They even put in an offer $30K over asking price on one and didn’t get it. As a seller though, a market like that is great! I hope it goes like that for you.

    • Yes! I’m getting so tired of hearing everyone saying things about what a shame it is that we are selling our house after we finally got it all perfect. “Don’t you wish you got to enjoy your house now that its so perfect?” “And now you have to leave?” “Don’t you think you might want to stay and enjoy all your hard work?” Grrrrrr! No one seems to understand that selling this house is affording us a new life and a new adventure? To be honest the house has become more of a burden and one of the motivations to just create a more simple, less materialistic lifestyle. It sounds like you can relate, and that you have already been through a very similar period of time in your life. I’m very ready to be in Panama, can you tell . 🙂

      • Yep, yep, for sure, heard the very same things ourselves! A lot of people just don’t understand the pull to do something new and have new experiences is greater than the pull of a nice house. At this point the house is only a product to get you where you want to go.

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