I can say for certain that the Open House idea was not good. Nothing even came close to what I had. So this venture was more like salt to the wound. I did, however, find a realtor that at least liked. Don't know if she's a decent realtor - she's a reformed artist - she might be a total flake! But we shared a few laughs during my tour of the house she was showing.
And about open houses - Home Owners, do you not watch HGTV? Get that crap out of the house. I'd like to see the house and not your years of accumulation! Seriously, I mean it's one thing to put a house that you are living in on the market and have it be shown, but an open house? My word.
And I did learn that it's not what you've got but how it's put together. I went downtown to look at some high rise condos (think the bank building that the tornado got ten years back). I looked at a condo that was 925 sq feet compared to The Closet's 604. For usable, livable space, The Closet won hands down. Even with the spectacular views, it was so strangely laid out as to become unusable. So I guess that is another "win" - I know I don't want to live there. Of course, I sort of knew that already. Mostly that was a lookilu trip.
Managed to work in six miles yesterday and I'm a little ouchy today because of it.
Saturday was wonderful - I rode the train to Dallas and back, which was as efficient and easy as could be. On my way back, I got on the train at 4:07 and headed up the elevator to The Closet at straight up 5pm and that's with a bus transfer! Just wonderful. And speaking of wonderful, the aquarium was just delightful. We spent several hours going through the exhibits - much more than fish. Their marketing department does a poor job letting people know what is there. I had low expectations, and while it wasn't the aquarium at NOLA, it was still quite nice.
Lunch on Saturday was at my favorite Greek cafe followed by taro (I know) flavored yogurt at this amazing yogurt place that Pebbles knew about. Basically it's self-serve - they have about 12 different flavors loaded into machines and then you go through this amazing topping bar. Every since TCBY went out of business here, I've let go of the frozen yogurt, but this place Yummilicious was the name, maybe? was fabu.
I've got to get around here and find my iPod. The busdriver on my return home trip is getting far too friendly. It's not like I am trying to engage him, but reading a book doesn't deter him. Perhaps reading a book, listening to an iPod and generally ignoring him will. I love my bus rides and I don't want to be uncomfortable. Darn it.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Clear out your clutter.