Rorybore with two of her three
Angel Girl being a real Fisher
with Zoo Zoo suitably impressed
My Mom and uncle Gord in the back ground
1 Never assume because you have agreed to all of your business partner's wishes it will be an easy process. There will always be new and interesting points to argue over.
2 Just because no one saw you spill olive oil, soy sauce, soda and what I'm hoping was ketchup behind the fridge, it doesn't evaporate and miraculously disappear. It takes hours of scrubbing and cursing to get rid of it.
3 The best way to clean a glass dining room table top is outside with a hose and a scrub brush, at midnight.
4 Hundreds of people tramping through your house picking it apart is not a fun experience.
5 "This house has great bones" is not a compliment.
6 There is a sliding scale of "tidy". Just ask my housemates.
7 Being reasonable is over rated. A screaming tirade at your realtor can be effective. Lawyer-ing up even more so.
8 Dreams of domestic bliss and building a future in the 'burbs are not universal and apparently don't compare to a downtown gym membership and "the whole lifestyle".
9 A break is a must. Sticking around trying to constantly put out fires is incredibly draining and ultimately futile.
10 It's nothing personal usually means the person saying it has wasted months of your time, effort and money. That's very personal.
As you can probably tell, nothing is going smoothly. I'm feeling a bit bitter and overwhelmed. This summer has been one long nightmare that isn't over just yet. Deborah, when you said selling and buying a house were the 7th and 8th circles of hell, you hit the nail on the head. Oh well, back to the lawyer on Tuesday.
How can that face not make you smile along?
My cousin Emily
Just so you know, the summer hasn't been all bad. Two great family get togethers made the world of difference. This too shall pass, eventually.
My uncle Doug with his three little water sprite grandchildren
Lindsay, Holly and Emily
I probably won't be posting regularly just yet, still too much going on to keep on top of everything. Don't forget to swing by Stasha's and see what everyone else had to say about school this week.