Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bitter Tuesday

Excuse me for a minute while I vent.

So, our house has been on the market for 17 months, and 2 days. Not that I'm counting or anything. :)


Yesterday, Eric gets the call that they want to show our house...HOORAY...from 7 to 8 p.m....BOO!!! Eric appropriately told the the agent, the lookers apparently don't have kids. What our onlookers don't understand, and I know don't care about is that our daughter goes down for her beauty sleep between 7 and 8. So, I picked the kids up from school, rushed through the drive through and got home to do some last minute cleaning on the house. At 6:55, the kids, Eric, the stinky wet dogs and I all climbed in the van for an hour of driving around aimlessly. It was great for the first 15 minutes. Following that, the constant question of "where are we going momma????" Where are we going momma? Where are we going momma?" and the fussiness and crying by SG started to get to me. At that point, Eric climbed in the back seat and tended to Savannah, who of course had a poopy diaper and needed to be changed and was ready for a bottle. The passenger seat opened up for none other than my stank dogs. UGH. It was awful.

I hate it. i hate it so much! I hate that I have to drive around for an hour, for people to sneak in and look at my house for 5 to 10 minutes. I hate that my whole van is now COVERED with dog hair. I hate that I had NO way of knowing IF these alleged onlookers even showed up. There needs to be a signal. Turn the kitchen light off. Open the garage door. Write "Your mom was here!" on my wall in lipstick...SOMETHING!

So, we will patiently wait until this weekend or later for feedback on what they thought of our home, only to hear that they really wanted a 4 bedroom or a basement or not to be on a corner lot or if we only had an escalator leading to the 2nd floor, they would have bought it.

I'm begging you, housing market, please turn around. Or, at the least show a little bit of love to Noble Drive! PLEASE! For my sanity's sake!

I've been more than patient!


girlsmom said...

I'm sorry, hang in there! Tell the realtor to start leaving business cards so you will know if someone has been there.

(fairy) Godmother said...

seriously, why would someone schedule a showing for that time??? that is a$$senine... next time you say NO.. it's the kiddos bedtime! Or stay at home. You are allowed to do that you know!

Jenni said...

Are you ready for the kicker...? We get a call yesterday at 4 p.m. saying that the people couldn't make it yesterday and want to reschedule for 6 p.m. last night. Yeah, completely ridiculous!