Saturday, June 16, 2007

Open Houses Galore!

Today we spent the morning (somewhat frantically) preparing for the open house - the last-minute stuff... A lot of cleaning, mostly. Then when our realtor arrived, we took off to visit someone else's open house (home for sale). LOVED the house! We played it cool though, but ever since we left we've been obsessing. I really hope it's still around when/if ours sells! It's an amazing deal, and a perfect type/size/location for us. We went to a few students' open houses, and then visited 3 more homes that we were interested in (all in Jenison, private showings). The Allendale house, however, was a tough act to follow. One of them in Jenison is still quite nice, but often the photos on www.grar.com are misleading, so there were a couple disappointing factors (and a couple nice surprises). We're mostly concerned with location, but all houses have pros and cons.

Our poor little Lucy was dragged around all day from place to place, after only sleeping a half hour this afternoon ... not her usual 1.5 - 2 hour afternoon nap! I think it's because we were at my parents' house (since we had to get out of our own home) and sometimes she doesn't nap as well there. She was actually falling asleep instantly in the car, when we went from one house to the next. We had to wake her up and carry her around inside another home... I'm thinking it would have been bad parenting to leave her alone in the car, even though she was sleeping peacefully...

Anyway, so tonight Ron and Ricky swam in our nearly-clean pool and we were both just thinking about how nice it would be if someone wanted to buy our house. Neither one of us were very talkative, mostly because of fatigue, but also because I think it's on our minds... when there is something you want, and it's within reach, but we have to be patient and try to sell our own home first. I guess the open house was fairly slow - but we're hoping that someone out there is watching our listing and will want to come and see it another time. It's only been a week and a half, but I am surprised at how anxious it makes us. There's not a whole lot we can do about it... in time, the right person will come along, and when that happens, there will be a house out there for us, somewhere, and it will be a very happy and exciting time.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Hi Mindy. I hope everything goes smoothly for you guys too. Nothing like a little stress to liven things up!