Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dude, where's my sippy cup?


Things you do when you're trying to sell a house:
1. Clean the tile grout with a scrub brush.
2. Wash the windows.
3. Organize the pantry.
4. Ruthlessly purge all unnecessary clothing
5. Actually put clothes away after they've been folded
6. Clean out and organize closets
7. Attempt to clean the gunk off the microwave in a timely manner
8. Dust
9. Make the beds. The right way. Or even at all.
10. Remove 1/2 of everything you own so that the house looks...not as small as it really is.

All are things that you feel totally and completely required to do when your Realtor adds this sign to your front yard:

Talk about pressure...

Sheesh.

You may be the type of Mommy who manages to do those things everyday - between homeschooling your nineteen children, grinding your own wheat to make bread, and growing your own organic vegetable garden- but I'm... not.

In fact, I can't even manage to find the extra time to investigate where the heinous sour milk odor is coming from in my car. I just know there's a sippy cup in there somewhere...

(Last night, Avery aksed me to pray that God will make our car not smell anymore. Fantastic).

So, I think it's pretty clear that cleaning out the Crisper Drawer in my fridge isn't a top priority.

Especially when most of my day is spent cleaning up messes like this one:
...A.K.A. the aftermath of Hurricane Charlie.

That picture is the hard-hitting evidence of Charlie's fondness for dumping Gunner's water bowl all over the floor.
It's also evidence of Avery's fondness for her Hello Kitty rain boots...and her equal fondness for stomping in puddles in her rain boots.

And there you have it.
The reason that Mommy's next house may be the Nuthouse.

Good news: We have a contract on Itty Bitty House and should be moving out soon.
July 25th to be exact.
Not to a new city, just a new house.
Hopefully one that isn't so...itty bitty.

SO  - with the inspection over and contract signed, my house looks like a Tornado/Bomb ripped through it again...Ahhhh...back to normal...

Can't wait to see what God has in store for us next.
Finding that sippy cup may need to be step one.
Followed closely by packing.
I'll keep you posted.

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

Congratulations on selling your house! That is exciting!

Hope you find that sippy cup! Good luck!

Molly said...

I am so thrilled that you sold your adorable house!
Your posts really tickle me....I remember when my days were certainly like that!

maribeth said...

you are so good to have taken a picture of the for sale sign and the i'm adorable inside sign. you think mig puts those signs in everyone's yard or just ours??

props to avery for being prepared in the event that hurricane charlie did strike.

Mel said...

Yay for you all!! New beginnings, so fun. I second Molly...highlight of my week is my blogstalking(obviously in a kind nonthreatening sort of obsession)...

Aubrey@My Forever House said...

I love your list of things we do when selling our houses! Totally did each and every one of those things each time! It was definitely harder once children were in the picture. Congrats to you!

beth said...

SO happy to not have to keep my house immaculate, although it was so nice to come home to. Just not nice to get that way on short notice!! Yay for our houses selling!!!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Umm, you and I must have the same car. The stinky one? I CANNOT find the stanky sippy. It is bad. I'm used to it -- hubby is not.
Congrats on your house!!

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