Today our Realtor came over to fill out some more paperwork, we gave her a CD with photos, descriptions, etc. for the listing on grar.com and she put the sign in our yard and everything! I guess that's normal... but it seems very strange to us. There's a sign in our yard. Sometime tomorrow morning our home will be among the other 7 million homes in our neighborhood that are listed online, and we are hoping that somehow, someway, ours will appear more attractive to a buyer than those other houses. Maybe another young couple, looking for a house that doesn't transport them back to 1977, and is duped into thinking owning a pool would be a lot of "fun"... (any potential buyers out there in blogland, a pool is awesome, and I just don't know how we'll survive without one).
Speaking of our totally great super pool, we finally found time to start vacuuming up the sludge that accumulated over the winter, and the water is looking good! We've been vacuuming to waste, so it's on a hiatus while the water level gets filled back up. Later this afternoon (when it's not 90 degrees out) we hope to finish that up, and get the chemicals in, get things churning.
Today is the first day of summer vacation for Grandville Schools. It's weird to think we're at that point in the year already. Yesterday as I was driving, around 11:00 a.m. I noticed teenagers on skateboards and thought, "hey, shouldn't you punks be in school?" and I realized that for the next three months teenagers, skateboards, motorized scooters, and dune-buggies will all be much more prevalent on good old Taft Avenue. As well as the ice-cream truck (which plays Christmas carols in 4-, maybe 8-bit sound). Ahh.... summertime.