I’m done with the yard. Forever.
The hardest part about having the house on the market is keeping it model-home clean so it can be shown at the drop of a hat when a realtor calls. The impossible thing is keeping the yard in check. The last time I mowed was exactly 2 weeks ago and the mower died halfway through. So I did what any super-multi-tasking mom would do & parked it and abandoned the project. Unfortunately the next day someone called to look at the house! I was stressing, I thought that the half-mowed yard would deter the potential buyers, like they would see that half-assed job I did & realize that it is more yard than anyone needs. I started brainstorming ways to use marketing strategy to make it seem desirable, like adding “meadow-like setting” to the MLS listing for our house. But really, it just looks like Grey Gardens. The good news is that they must love manual labor because they made an offer! They wrote us a nice letter that said they were planning on starting a family and the wife was excited by my sewing room because she is into making costumes & the husband is already looking forward to practicing martial arts in the yard! Of course this piqued my interest and in about 2 minutes of internet stalking I found pictures of the couple at Norwescon, the Northwest’s Premier Fantasy & Sci-Fi convention. Amazing.