Last week our offer was completely ignored. This week, we realize how impatient we are.
Writing last week’s blog I realized a few things: first, I like my routines until I can’t stand them, and second, I have zero patience – I want to start this new life like yesterday.
A great thing happened this past week – actually several great things happened, and we recently decided to keep track of these great things: write down the little and not-so-little good things that happen on little notes and stick the notes in a basket. Each month, we’ll reflect on and appreciate all the wonderful things that happen in our life all over again. Isn’t that an awesome idea?
Well, this past week, our property manager texted me to let me know that a couple saw our house online and are flying in on 7/8 to see it. No coercion this time, they WANT to see it. And flying in? Are you kidding me?? I’m so stoked about this but also freaked out. What if they don’t like my neighborhood like the last couple? What if they hate my bathroom layout? What if …?
So we are hunkering down the rest of the week scrubbing the house from top to bottom, organizing just about everything we can, and doing tons of weeding. I am debating the merits of putting out mimosas and muffins since they are coming at 10a on Sunday. Is that a generous gesture or does that make us look desperate?
Best case scenario, they love it, rent it, and we make a higher offer on the boat we want and it’s accepted. Worst case, the house doesn’t rent and we make the most of our prep time by learning how to fly the drone we bought LOL and I learn how to use that editing software. I am constantly reminding myself that it’s okay to let things happen in their own time, but often I fail with this affirmation. I want what I want when I want it. Yes, I’m type A. I suspect this will be an interesting dichotomy when we are finally on the boat and sailing and we hit the doldrums or a squall. You could say I’m a bit like Goldilocks when it comes to life.
Change is good! Just want it NOW.