Friday night as Roger and I were settling in for the evening, kids in bed, I looked at him with exhausted eyes and said "i am so glad tomorrow is Saturday. I totally need a day of rest!"
RING RING RING went the cell phone
It was the Realtor "a couple wants to look at your house in winchester tomorrow at 1pm! Is that ok?"
What you need to know is that we moved last weekend from winchester to Etown and the house for sell in Winchester is a wreck. You know.....the normal bumps on the wall, dust balls all over the floor, random trash here and there, that happens when you abandon a house quickly
"Oh my gosh Roger we can't let someone see that house like that." -me
We called Roger's mom in for back up. She agreed to drive up early to watch the kids for us!
Saturday morning Roger and I left Etown at 8am to drive to Winchester to super clean the house before the couple arrived at 1pm. It was NUTS. I cleaned the house (toilets, moped, the yucky refrigirator, the yucky laundry room gunk..........) while Roger walked around touching up the paint, and fixing little nail holes. At one point while i was on the floor scrubbing the laundry room floor (you know how those can get so yucky) I yelled out to Roger as he was painting the living room "how are we doing on time?" He yelled back "ummm we need to be out in like 1 minute. We have one minute. hurry!"
******MAKE A MAD DASH TO THE CAR WITH ALL THE CLEANING STUFF****
*******HIDE ALL THE TRASH BAGS*****
*******PUT ALL THE PAINT BACK IN THE BASEMENT****
*****BLOW OUT THE SENTED CANDLES WE LIT WHILE WE WERE CLEANING******
******JUMP IN THE CAR BEFORE THE REALTOR PULLS UP******
****** PRAY IN THE CAR BEFORE WE DRIVE AWAY "dear Lord please sell this house PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE." *********
WOW that was a close one. We left the house 5 min before they were suppose to arrive. I sure hope they liked it. I really hope they liked it. I hope they call us any minute now and say that can't live without it. ;)
Before heading back to etown we stopped in to eat lunch at our favorite winchester spot as a way to say "bye bye winchester."
When we got back to Etown we loaded the family up and headed to The Whistle Stop to celebrate that the house was clean! Paul and Anna even got to see the train go by and I got to window shop a bit before Anna decided that the antique store we were in was a playground. Paul -"wow mom look at all this junk. Now this is some cool junk." He loves antique shopping. His eyes light up when he finds some cool old toy! Anna loves to try to sit in the really old chairs as I scream out "no no no no don't sit in that oh no no no" her response "but why?"
Ok. I am exhausted. Now it is church on sunday followed by Thanksgiving at my parents. Is it me or are the days going by faster and are even more crazy?
Im going to bed at 9pm tonight.
Paul quote of the day: "Come on mom. Let's get a farm. We can plow the back yard and grow some corn on the cob so we wont have to go to the store to get it. We can even get some cows and melt them. (he meant milk) Now, we are going to need a trailer to take them to the slaughter store so we can eat the meat. Yep! I'm pretty sure that back yard there is plenty of space for our farm mom! Hey mom, how do you melt a cow? (he meant milk)"
now this makes me giggle EVERY TIME