It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Today .. be happy ..

There is nothing more I can do.
The house is perfectly set for house hunters, the grounds have been mowed , trimmed and the neighbors are going to help me with the pool cleaning etc.
I cannot stand my realtor and only hope that the house sells for enough for me to buy the house I want and be rid of her and all of this unpleasant and unsettled feeling.

One day I am told everything is fine, the owners of the little house will move etc and I will get the house.
Now I am being told that she is showing the house every day.
And she only brings one house hunter here every so many weeks.
She is insulting and just not nice. And I am at her mercy.

Minette and the new baby, Merlin .. both sleep on my bed .. all night, good babies.
Except waking at 5 am isn't making me that happy ..

Minette is the instigator if there is any tomfoolery in the morning ... although Merlin woke this am and everyone else was sound asleep ... he is an old man, maybe his bladder woke him.

I can't tell you how sweet he is. A big (heavy ! I am fattening him up) old man who squints at you with these amazing blue eyes and purrs like a Mack truck motor and kneads you with his large hairy paws ( sounds like a blind date lol)

They both enjoy their sunroom chipmunk watching time and napping on one of their many chairs and beds times.. I really lucked out with the kitties.

Today - Let's hope we all have at least one really nice moment .. some small kindness sent our way, some happy moment, a surprise , a hug and a kiss  ... Be happy.


  1. I hope with all my heart that you sell your house soon so that you can get on with your life.

  2. FIND A NEW REAL ESTATE AGENT. She is taking too much of your energy. Moving is stressful enough. Get a medal of St Joseph and bury it in the front...he is the patron saint of Home Sales. (it worked for me :) )

  3. Big hug to you from my Peaceable Hill Farm which I am slowly trying to leave after more than 30 years. My house in Tulsa hasn't had any lookers lately and I can't re-list until Sept. 1. Your quote by Alan Cohen I've saved and spoke to me so. Here is one from Socrates that I think will help us both.

    The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,
    not fighting the old, but on building the new.

    It is so true with my situation as my husband wants to stay here forever, it's his hometown and a backward, horrid place. Though I do love my farm, I am done with it. Want to move to the city to be with my children and grandchildren for whatever time I have left. So, I need to focus all my energy on building the new like Socrates said. Now if I can just get the darn realtor to come through so I can buy a new house in the city that I want to live in. The other one in the city is too old and small and I'm not happy with the neighborhood.

  4. Get a new agent! Some agents focus on getting listings so they get a commission when another agent sells the house. Other agents should be bringing clients to see your house. Something is odd here. Don't lose the summer!

  5. I agree with everyone else said. Excuse me but WTF??? I don't know why people even have jobs if they don't want to do them!! There is no guessing why she is behaving like that. You need to get rid of her as soon as you can. Of course you know I agree with angiemanzi. These are indeed stressful times. It's so easy to tell you not to stress, but it is so very hard to do that.
    I just love a big, fat tomcat, an when they purr, oh my!! Animals really are a stress reliever so that helps.
    I hope everything just takes off and it all gets done super fast! Take care.

  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your agent! We had a similar problem when we listed our house almost four years ago; it's such an emotional and stressful time, and a bad realtor can exacerbate it. Your posts about your relationship with your realtor remind me that I've finally gotten over the trauma of ours. I wonder when that happened!

  7. Are there other agents in your realtor office? Maybe you could switchn

  8. Thank you Anna .. as you know, if Someone were still here with me, nothing would be bothering me :) Love you.

    Angie, I would if I could but I can't.

    Donna .. I was all set to move back to a city, any city almost but all of a sudden, I saw this little house and it called to me. It is the perfect nest for me. My husband and I always had this saying ... If it is meant to be ... So we will see and I will try not to even think about it now- it is out of my hands.

    Leslie, Merle, Anony, in the past , all our real estate dealings were led by my husband and always went well. Maybe because I am unsure of things , maybe because someone is hoping to take advantage of me, I don't know. But I have decided to just sit back and wait. I will keep checking real estate ads but if this new little house doesn't make it, I will have a back up plan.
    I just wish Argentina wasn't getting into another crisis .. I would like to go back there and rent for a year or two and lick my wounds :)

  9. I wish you happiness also, Candice. Your kitties are so wonderful. Isn't loving them and being loved by them wonderful. They add so much joy to life.


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