Attila and I had a “lazy” Sunday. Attila slept in until 6:30 a.m., then we sat together over breakfast and coffee. The morning routine of dishes, bed making, and cleaning, for a possible house showing, took a few hours. Attila moved on to install and paint the rest of the trim in the hallway, where he had installed new drywall. I baked bread, and began to purge the contents of the hutch, no more maybe-I-will-use-this-someday items will be kept.
The day was sunny and warm, and the bugs were basking in luxurious joy, waiting for a feast, which would be us.
Lists are being made, a multitude of lists. A new list was started; items to be taken in a rented van, to the little house in the city. The first van load is fully spoken for already. We will transport items we do not use at all, and the hutch and buffet, which I had custom made when Luna was a toddler, and Terra was a hope. The hutch and buffet are perfect fit for Terra and Lares’ house, where it will reside in future, so it will stay in the family and will be put to good use. I plan on having quite a few excellent meals sitting at that table, in the future. It is far too large for an apartment, and far too large for the little house in the city.
This morning the sun is again shining, and the leaves have unfolded to enfold us in a green cocoon of privacy, so thought I. In the winter is comforting to see the lights in the neighbours windows, but in the warm weather, not so much.
Today I discovered that I do not care for people driving slowly by my house, staring at it, sometimes even stopping to stare at it. It is a necessary element to selling a property, people want to look at it to see if they are interested! Today, two different vehicles drove slowly by the house, down the road, turned around, and drove slowly by the house again. Both vehicles came back hours later to do the viewing thing for a second time. By the eighth pass I had developed a dislike for people driving by my house and staring at it! They might have been first time viewers, or then again, they may all be family members of the person who has conditionally offered to purchase the house. Although all this attention is to be expected, I don’t have to like it, but I do have to tolerate it with good grace.
A bright idea was researched today. It would be great if one internet account serviced our country house which will eventually be our apartment, our little house in the city, and even our camp. Rogers has a service that would work in this way. For just $585 dollars a month plus 13% tax, a portable modem would work at all locations. The sales representative was enthusiastic about this potential sale; I was not. Yet another bright idea bites the dust in the light of day.
Date: 3:00 PM EDT Monday 26 May 2014
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.4 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Wind: W 18 gust 34 km/h
“Let us, then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labour and to wait.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882)