Sunday, November 14, 2010

Three showings and a dog

This week went by really fast but four things stand out to me

These two pictures were taken in the backyard during a pre-showing cleaning fest. I had the kids outside while I cleaned the kitchen, (looks out into yard,) and after I finished I played out there too.

Then we ran like mad into the car so the people wouldn't see us. It's a comical event when we have a showing and I'm flying solo.

During another showing we went down our street to the little park we frequent. I'll miss this place probably more than anything else about our house if we ever move. There are times when I have to get out of the house but it's not an easy time to put everybody in the car...and when I say, "Who wants to go to the little park?" everybody always grabs their shoes. It's a win-win. This particular day Charlie wanted to wear that headband all day. It survived three wardrobe changes.

So on Friday and Saturday we had three showings. And not only did we have a lack of offers, we also had a lack of feedback. It's maddening I tell you. I feel like all of the effort is pointless after so many back-to-back showings but I know the truth-God is in control of this and He will help us when the time does come. Knowing this helps of course. But I get frustrated. Y'all, I think if anybody saw what we do to get things ready they'd make us a pity offer.

Anyway. Look at this puppy.

Her name is Gracie and she's not mine. Can I get an Amen.

Sean's dad got her for Louraine, (aka his wife,) and surprised her with the puppy on the last day of Louraine's radiation. So sweet.

Look how small she is

Ok that's a better perspective. If Joy looks like a giant then it's a small dog. Gracie is the dog equivalent of Joy: never stands still.

Man is she cute!

Okay that's it. We have had a relaxed day today so I'm gonna get back to it.

You know, relaxing.


Michelle said...

You really make me NOT want to sell my house. I am hoping that when we put it on the market, it magically sells within the hour! A girl can hope...

Would that be a Cocker Spaniel? That is exactly what I want. So precious!

Hope your dad is doing well. Thinking of you guys!

Anonymous said...

I can only imagine trying to show a house... I can barely manage to make it "showable" for planned visitors, and even then... nobody better look too close! And that puppy is absolutely precious. She looks just like my mom's dog, is it a King Charles Spaniel? They are the CUTEST puppies.

Missy said...

About the "no feedback". Leave a plate of cookies (they don't have to be fresh baked - who's gonna turn down some great Lorna Doones and Oreos?), maybe some cold sodas out with comment cards so you can get an idea of what they like and don't like about the place.