Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Progress report



Look. There it is. Can you see it? It's the light at the end of the tunnel. I finally feel like I'm seeing an end to the cleaning, painting, sprucing, gardening, as I get my home ready to sell.

The major projects are complete (knock on wood) and I'm moving on to the final touches. A little primping and staging. Final check for dust bunnies and cobwebs lurking in the hinder regions. Last minute refinements. Fluff the pillow, arrange the flowers. Breathe a big sigh of relief. Well, not quite yet. I have to sell it first.

I've got to admit -- I'm dead tired. The days have been long and I've used muscles that don't get worked on the weight training circuit. I fall dead asleep only to wake up at one in the morning with horrible thoughts that I don't even want to put in writing. Then I toss and turn like the devil's in my bed.

But at the same time I've got a proud sense of satisfaction as I look around and see sparkling tile and shiny clean windows. The touches of new paint are giving a fresh appeal. The decluttering of table and desk tops make the rooms feel sleek and airy.

Now it's time to turn to the main man for help. Aside from some shrewd marketing I'm putting in place, the sale of my home is in the hands of St. Joseph. I really was not comfortable with the thought of burying the poor guy, upside down no less. I mean really, who thought of that? Then a friend said she just said a prayer to him and placed the statue in a cozy cabinet. Her house sold the first day. Yay. No dirt, no head stands.

I searched for pictures of St. Joseph and came across this sweet one. Typically you see him holding the baby Jesus, but I like that here he is in his own house and even has a dog!

My open house is Sunday. I'm praying for good weather. I'm praying for a good turn out. I'm asking for a solid buyer (no psycho fanatics,please). I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I will keep you posted.

10 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Hard work; but worth it. You'll be reaping the benefits any day now. Glad to know you are ready for the next stage.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I am going to cross all my appendages in your honour in the hope you sell for a good price to a non-psycho. Since I'm not in town, you should be ok in that respect.

ds said...

Wow! I'm impressed. Such a lot of work--and it will pay off because I have everything crossed too. Good luck!(I always thought St. Joseph was a pretty good guy)

Rudee said...

I was a little worried when I saw that light. Must be an occupational hazard.

Good luck this weekend. May St. Joseph work a little heavenly magic for you.

Lindy MacDuff said...

You are a human dynamo! Good luck on Sunday. This is a precious picture you found of St. Joseph and Jesus. May you be blessed with the right buyer.

Nancy said...

Sending good house-selling vibes your way! With the help of St. Joseph and all the work you have done, it should go fast!

Andrea said...

Good luck Sunday - have a feeling all that hard work will pay off!

Some Guy said...

Good luck!

Jim said...

Good Luck Pyzahn! Burying a St. Joseph has not failed our family and even a few faith-challenged pals over the yrs. Though a bit more patience may be required these days, considering the trickster machinations of Santo Currento Economio.

Cormac Brown said...

Buona fortuna!