Or should I say round 2?
What is it about blogging? Write something today – at your own risk – eat your words tomorrow?
Our buyers backed out this morning. Financing/interest issues. Soooooo…the house has been re-listed and I’m about to enter into the song and dance of showings. It is disappointing, mainly because the thought of having to go through that whole showing thing again just kind of exhausts me. And if another man tells me something like “well, yeah, you got to be ready at all times” or “just stay on top of the kids”…I’ll refrain from saying “oh no you didn’t go there” and then I’ll make him trade spots with me. (and for the record, my husband would never say something like that to me. Maybe because he lives here and knows how hard it is to stay on top of things on a normal day! Ha.) Because it’s one thing to keep your house clean, it’s a whole different story to have it ready to show. And 30 minutes warning? There are days when it takes us that long just to get out of the house, never mind special bedding and pillow fluffing and clean towels and last minute sink and floor cleaning. Because I guarantee that there’s always a cheerio under the kitchen table. Or as the case was today – yogurt on the garage floors. Don’t ask.
But but but, on the other hand, I’m relieved. Almost more relieved than disappointed. Go figure. Now, I would rather it be that these buyers were just delayed and everything would still go through, and that we would magically get 2 weeks to find something for ourselves and get us and all our stuff there. But, that’s not how it went down and now we just pick up the pieces – and all the clutter – and open our home again.
I’m not going to lie. Today was a hard, emotional day. Really, it had very little to do with the contract falling through although the stress of knowing that we’re starting over probably didn’t help. It was just one of those days where we were all kind of sideways all day. And when I say “we” I mean the under 6 crowd, which made me go sideways. Things were never exactly like somebody wanted them, buttons were easily pushed, the usual nice long nap was replaced by less than 30 minutes of sleep and….I’m just glad it’s the end of the day and Dad came home to do bath and bedtime.
Tomorrow is a new day. Kids are tucked in early. The house is clean. Laundry is done. Dishes are in the dishwasher. There is no sticky chocolate milk on any surface.
Bring it Round 2…let’s do this.