Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lucky Pink Hair

You've probably noticed that I've gone underground again--as I seem to in times of stress! The selling/renting of our house (or lack thereof) was weighing heavily on me, and I can't seem to write when I'm in that kind of stress mode. Not to mention I have been cleaning Non. Stop. and I'm so sick of it...

So on Monday there was a very "important" showing of the house. People coming in from out of town that needed to be in our school district and had viewed homes online and narrowed it down to ours and one other. Then the "one other" was gone so ours was seemingly the only one in the running. Not to mention, our broker was also the realtor for these people--so it seemed like a shoe-in!

I spent part of Sunday preparing (we were away for the weekend but I'll get caught up with that in another post) and flower arranging. Monday my cleaning lady arrived along with a fleet of window washers and we were all in a frenzy of cleaning and beautifying the house.

There's not much more I could have done to make it look better--the windows sparkled, the floors gleamed, the freshly baked chocolate chip cookie aroma was in the air. I knew they would just love it!

They hated it.

I knew we were in for trouble when I returned home and the cleaning lady said the prospective tenants had been there for "maybe ten minutes." In the end it turns out that the mom in the family was "too tall" for the house. (???) How tall was she? What was that movie?--Monsters Vs. Aliens--was she like that?

After that I spiraled into a foul mood thinking we would be stuck paying for two houses for an unforeseeable amount of time. Then later that day, our realtor called for a last-minute showing--so I did a fast re-clean and hustled the kids out the door.

I had to wait in the car in front of the house with Andy who was waiting to be picked up by a friend. As we waited, we saw the people arriving for the showing. First a man, then our realtor, then a woman with BRIGHT PINK hair!!

As soon I saw the hair, I turned to Andy and said "this is it!" You see, we have a pink hair kind of house.

They LOVED it!! And immediately wanted the papers drawn up for a two year lease.

So now I have a monkey off my back and possibly a new pink-haired friend!!

What a relief!!! Now I can blog again!! (I use a lot of exclamation marks!!)

In other news--you may remember this:

I bought it today! I went to this crazy warehouse place where it was being stored and the guy that owns the place was SO cute and very interesting. It was embarrassing because I looked awful--I literally rolled out of bed and out to see the sofa.

Plus I broke the 11th commandment--"Thou shalt not wear socks with Crocs."

I know! I wasn't even thinking--I was wearing socks and the Crocs were by the door and...

Oh, it doesn't matter--let's just hope the sofa looks good in the new house.


noble pig said...

Congrats on the renters and a new couch. I can't wai to see that couch in the new place! So exciting! And too tall for the house? Sounds like she needs to build her own castle.

Jennifer said...

A two-year lease?? Woo-hoo!! I bet it feels so good to have that weight lifted!

Yay for your couch, Jen. Can't wait to see pics of it when you're all done decorating & such. =)

Susie said...

Oh, I am so happy for you! Another piece of this nightmare puzzle!

CaraBee said...

Yay! What a weight off your shoulders. And congrats on the new sofa!!

Becky said...

That is so awesome! I am so glad for you~especially means if you can be stressfree enough to blog again! We have missed you around here;)

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

I'm so glad to see a new fun house post! I was going through withdrawals.
Congrats on leasing the house! What was that other woman, the Incredible Hulk?! Very weird.

SouthernDogwoods said...

Love that she had pink hair - it was meant to be!!!! Congrats!

Erin said...

Congrats on renting it out!
PS- Did you ever get the scrub??

Rebecca Jo said...

Been wondering where you've been - been missing your stories!!!

Yeah... I gotta know how tall this woman is!!!!!!

manda said...

Congrats! I know this spunds a little pyscho, but I was totally getting worried about you. I'm glad everything worked out with the houses and now maybe you'll have more time to post pictures of your freaky art, cause I'm madly in love with it baby heads, eyeballs and all!

Aleta said...

Crocs and Socks - for SHAME! LMAO.

I'm so happy for you that you rented the house. It's not easy to go through something like that.

How cool that you just "knew" it would be them when you saw the pink hair. It's a pink hair house - that's a new one. Love it!

Kori said...

That is excellent news; and I LOVE the couch. there is no doubt in my mind that it will look gorgeous in the new place.

Jessica said...

How wonderful! And pink hair too--it was meant to be! :) I am SO jealous of your new couch btw!

Jen said...

such fabulousness!!! I am so happy for you.

Shannon said...

Yahoo! What a relief for you, huh?

"we have a pink hair kind of house"... love that! ;)

Anonymous said...

You totally crack me up!

That is a monkey off your back....thank God for the "pink hair" connection!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

OK I'm finally catching up after getting home from BlogFest (not BlogHer) and I'm trying to read in order.

So glad you got your house rented out! That must be a huge weight off your shoulders. sure and take lots of pics of the new place because I'm dying to see the new green couch in place.