Thursday, May 5, 2011

And still I wait....

Well, it's been an uneventfully eventful few weeks since I last posted.  We had Easter, that was good.  Spring came, then it went AWOL, but I think they found it and are forcing it back to town this weekend.  We've been rained on like mad....  Oh, I don't remember if I mentioned it before, but I'm a runner now!  Yeah, I started back in March.  I'm up to about 2.5 miles or so now.  I need to lose weight and get my blood pressure in order - it was creeping up on me.  I can't say I love running, but it isn't so horrible as it used to be.  It really helps clear my head and improves my mood.

Our house is still our house.  There was a family that I was told would be making an offer.  They have a family member who is gifting them the down payment, which in my opinion is a dangerous kind of situation to find yourself in.  Too many strings attached to that sort of thing, you know.  But anyway, we never got the offer.  Come to find out, they had a tiff of some kind and the family member wouldn't give them the money.  There's another family that lives quite literally just the next neighborhood to our south.  It's a ritzy neighborhood, high priced.  They want to downsize and have told our realtor that if they sell their house, they want to buy ours.  Well, that's dandy, itn't it? (yes, I spelled 'itn't' on purpose).  Problem.  Their house is kind of expensive.  It's only been on the market for about two months.  It has a flat roof line, which doesn't sell well.  So there we are. 

We continue to have showings.  We had one Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.  However, on Monday, we got the house cleaned and staged and left for the showing.  THEN the realtor calls and cancels.  AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!  I'm so sick of showings.  I want my life back.  They really do mess up an entire day.  They usually want to come at mealtime so I can't have anything in the oven because I don't want to leave with the oven still on.  If they come just after dinner, we usually have to go out to eat anyway because it makes a mess and clean up is a big issue.  (I know, I know... excuses).  I just want my life back, that's all I'm saying.

In other news.  I'm contemplating a trip to Poland this summer.  There's a mission organisation that does family English camps where people come to brush up on their English.  However, it's very Christian in approach and uses the Bible as a 'textbook'.  There are numerous opportunities to share the Gospel and lead people to a deeper understanding of Faith in Christ.  BUT, I've gotta hurry.  The trip is the end of June for about ten days and I don't even have a passport yet.  That's on my agenda for the next day or two.  Fast track if you please.

I suppose I'll be dragging out the ol' tiller and seeing if I can awaken the beast in order to work up my garden and plant something this year.  I'm not making the same mistake this year that I made last year.  I'll at least plan on having something to can and freeze from the garden, even if we sell the house before it's ready.  Actually, that's probably the surest way to sell our house... plant a garden and not be able to harvest any of it, and plan a trip to Poland so I have to either move the week before I go, or immediately upon my return.  Actually, that's brilliant!  Why didn't I think of it sooner?

Well, that's about it.  I need to go do school with the kids.   More sometime. 

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