Well, our house has been on the market since Monday afternoon.
As of today, Saturday, we've had 4 showings so far. We have another one scheduled for this evening and one scheduled for Sunday. Then maybe we'll get an offer or two!
It's a little bit of a process to get our house ready for people to look at it. Mainly because of the cats. We don't want to hide the fact that we have cats but we do like to hide their litter boxes whenever someone is looking at our house. Luckily their litter boxes are actually storage totes with holes cut in them, so they are easy to disguise as packed up stuff. like so:
Then we also have to make sure that we clean every surface of cat hair. Plus we pile all of their beds on a shelf in the basement, not hidden but not scattered all over the house like usual.
Besides the cat stuff we also make sure that there are no dishes in the sink, dishrags hanging on the faucets, all the floors are swept, rugs straightened out, kitchen and bathroom faucets and mirrors cleaned. Plus we take any prescription medications with us when we go.
Lastly we have to get Max the cat in the car with us. All the other cats will run and hide when a stranger comes in the house, but he loves people and will follow them around asking to be petted!
So he has to come with us!
He doesn't like being in the car at all, especially when it's moving. We chose not to put him in a carrier because he's a big cat and would be very uncomfortable cramped in one for up to two hours at a time. He's good being free in the car, though. Mostly he just lays on the floor in the back seat and meows pitifully!
In other news, my work department is relocating out of the main hospital to a big research complex in the North Campus., about 3 miles closer to home. This is our last week in the hospital. On Friday morning we will pack up all our stuff and after lunch they will transfer our phones.
It's going to be chaos for a while but it's a nice facility. It's been completely redone and everything is brand new. But the best part is after almost 15 years I will no longer have to take a bus from my parking spot into work!
Lastly here is a pic of Maxwell and Shauna,
Hopefully next time I will have some good news about out house being sold!