March 27, 2009

Selling the house

Seth accepted a new job. Two hours away. We must sell the house. We have five kids. And a puppy. And we home school. That means that we are at home all of the time. Except when someone wants to look at the house. The sheer volume of work required to keep our house immaculate is keeping me from blogging. Or emailing. Or reading. Or doing anything that would normally be relaxing.

So, I haven't left the bloggy world, I've just joined the house selling world. I would really love to leave the house selling world. It's an unpleasant place to visit. I hope our visit isn't too long, it's been three weeks and I'm about to pull my hair out. On Sunday afternoon we had another showing. Seth was suffering for the government in Florida, so I alone, ran like crazy for two hours. I loaded everyone (including puppy) into the van and ran back into the house to do my last check. I spotted my coffee sitting on the counter (a treat for the road) and the two cats sitting next to a pile of cat vomit. They were staring at each other as if accusing one another of violating my newly scrubbed floors. I cleaned that up and grabbed a loose dog toy that had escaped my grasp earlier. As I threw open the front door, huge dog crate in one hand, coffee precariously balanced on top of the crate and keys in the other hand. There were three strangers standing on my porch examining my front door--the stinking realtor was 15 minutes early. Here I am, Ms Frizzle meets Amelia Bedelia nearly bowling them over with a dog crate.

So we didn't hear back from that realtor. Sigh. We could live in this horrid house selling world for a long, long time. Which means I won't be blogging very often.

11 comments:

the Steiger's said...

I will be praying for you. I sure hope you will sell your house soon. We did it too many times.
love, Lenka

Anonymous said...

Hey - I definitely know where you're coming from!! School was a terror trying to keep everything packed away on the shelf, of course, the realtor always called while we were doing a science experiment!!! We will be praying that you keep your sanity and your house sells quickly!
Love, Dorie

kangaj1 said...

Praying for you guys! I love your sense of humor even in the stress. Melissa Juvinall

Lauren said...

When we were selling our house in Maryland, my mom would quickly sweep all the dirty laundry and dishes (pre-dishwasher days for us!) into the trunk. It worked like a charm! :)

Hugs!

Kari:) said...

Guess what I was doing today?? Yep, staging the house for a house showing. ugghhhhh I hate being a part of the house selling world. I just want to blog:)))
Praying our homes sell asap!!! Quick!!!
love ya

KLT said...

We're there, too! Yesterday, I was so sad -- kicked out of my wonderful home with nowhere to go while strangers checked out all my stuff. While I'm excited about what God has for our future, the house-selling part is not so fun.

Guard Wife said...

Good luck with the showings! Those are the worst. My first mother-in-law moved a lot when her three boys were young and said that a large laundry basket or two were super helpful. Scoop stray things (even dirty dishes as suggested earlier) into them, pop them in the trunk and go. Then, when you come home, everything that needs addressed is all in one spot...the trunk!

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Well, whenever you do get to it(blogging), you usually make me laugh! So I'll keep checking in and praying you leave the chaotic house selling world soon. :)
Just saw the video too...you guys did great! :) I know, a bit behind...I haven't read blogs in a couple weeks. CAN'T - WAIT - FOR - SCHOOL - TO - BE - FINISHED!!!! (huge understatement! LOL)
Take care! And may the house sell SOON!

jill coen said...

What a difference a year makes. Can you believe we're almost to a year from our court date. What a blessed day!!!

ethiHOPEia said...

Apryl,
So sorry you have to go through this...I know the annoyance of selling a home!

I just scrolled through your blog and lost my breath laughing at the family photo blog. Your son has amazing Cramer hair! You always make me laugh Apryl!

May your house showings be few...
(i.e. that your house would sell fast!)
hilary

Renee' said...

Apryl... I would love to take pictures for you!!!! I am going to the Aunties YG to post my address for you...