We spent the morning cleaning the house. To be fair, we’re maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness so just a touch-up ought to do. Having said that, Kevin and I found ways to keep ourselves busy for two hours. Our house sure does look amazing when it’s so sparkly clean. A little unnatural, and maybe a little OCD, but no detail is too small when you’re trying to sell a house, especially at a high price. Kevin and I find it funny that we can’t afford our house. We wouldn’t be able to come to our own Open House and even consider buying it. Kevin said we better be damn sure we want to sell it, because once we do, we won’t be able to afford to buy it back if we change our minds.
We took Frankie to the leash-free park for an hour to pass the time. Frankie is a real bruiser when she’s on a leash. She gets really intense when she sees other dogs. She barks and the hair on her back stands up like a Mohawk. Of course, once we get closer to the other dog, she becomes completely submissive or just plain disinterested and won’t give them the time of day. Well at the leash-free park, she sticks to our heels and has no time for any of the other dogs that come to greet her. She’s actually rather anti-social. She’s the most well-behaved dog in that arena. Every time we walk the whole circuit and come around to the exit gate, she sits there, with her head cocked to one side, being as cute as she can be (which isn’t all that difficult) and looks at us as if to say ‘so, let’s go home, okay, I’m ready.’ Then we keep walking passed her, much to her chagrin and she runs and catches up with us. We do the circuit 3 or 4 times and every time she sits at the gate hoping this is the time we get out of this ‘dog-forsaken place’.
We ended up back at the house with another hour of the Open House to go. We parked in our neighbours driveway and watched the people go in and out. I had baked cookies and we built a fire in the fireplace as it was a bit of a gloomy, cool day. There was a continual flow of people. Linda, our agent, said it was her most successful Open House ever. We had a few interested parties so we’ll see what comes of it.
Now, we’re just sitting watching Grey’s Anatomy. Two years ago, we rented all 6 seasons and had a marathon. We really enjoy the show, but can’t be bothered to watch it one week at a time on T.V. And we’ve been so busy the last year, we’ve not really spent any time catching up on any of our favourite shows. So, yesterday, I was in a mall, which is rare to begin with, and decided to pick up the 7th season of Grey’s. We earned it and needed something to distract us from the house. It was my treat to us. Although we’re trying to save our money and not spend on frivolous things, Kevin seemed just as pleased.
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