Wednesday, February 20, 2008

somethings wrong

There is something wrong when you walk outside in -3 temperatures and think, "wow, this isn't so bad."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

the long journey home

We went to St. Louis this weekend to check out neighborhoods and get some ideas about the area we are looking at moving too.

The trip went well and I met up with an old friend I hadn't seen in ages who lives in the area.

On the way back, however we got caught in some pretty nasty weather. We stopped at 12:30 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa to gas up and grab some lunch. The McDonalds was closing at 1:00 because of the weather. So we spent the night. The next day the roads were still treacherous through most of Iowa. Too many cars in the ditch to count.

The house is still not sold. We had a showing over the weekend, but they ended up buying a bank owned home. This week my mission is to get the carpets cleaned.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

another showing/preview

I just got a call that we will have another showing tomorrow.

Actually she called it a preview. I really didn't spend a lot of time on the phone discussing the difference. I know for me it equals cleaning and getting out of the house.

If I understood her right, it may be a relator taking a first look for their client, before they bring the client in. Either way it seems like at least one step closer to the possibility of selling our house. We will see what happens.

I am very thankful that I had already made arrangements with Margaret to watch Lincoln for a while while I caught up on cleaning. This gives my cleaning new purpose and I think will make me a little more motivated.

Very much worth the Dr. Pepper and Mighty Putty.

It will be at 5:30 tomorrow evening. Thank you to all of you that have helped out either getting our house ready or praying for us, or both.

Monday, February 04, 2008

First Showing (follow up)

So, we had our first showing this morning. Apparently everything went well. They spent and hour and half at the house and their only concern was the size of the living room. So we will see what happens. It is nice to have the first one under our belt and feel like there are at least some people looking.

Later the photographer came out and took pictures of the house.

You can see those online.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

First Showing

Well, our house officially went on the market a week ago this Monday, and we have our first showing this Monday at 8:30. The photographer is scheduled to come at 10:00 tomorrow to take pictures for the virtual tour.

If you happen to read this before 8:30 Monday you may say a little prayer. We are excited to get the process underway.

Just put the kids to bed after the Super Bowl and I am trying to get the house cleaned up for tomorrow.