Wednesday, June 23, 2010

adrift

Today the Big Guy got on a plane for Michigan.

The May Queen and I are still here. We are trying to sell this house. Tomorrow it will have been on the market for 7 weeks.

We've sold two houses before; both in California, both during the housing bubble. We put them on the market, the next day we had lookers, and the following day we had offers at or above our asking price.

We knew it wouldn't happen that quickly this time. But we never imagined that we'd reach the point where The Big Guy was heading to Michigan and we wouldn't be under contract yet. That we wouldn't have a date set for when The May Queen and I would join him.

I was supposed to be teaching camp this week and next, but due to low enrollment, I was downsized. The good news is that The May Queen still gets to go for free. I'm trying to take advantage of the time to get some things done, visit with friends, and enjoy a bit of Louisiana while I still can. But it's throwing me off. I had imagined teaching camp, then maybe having a week or two to close up shop, and then making the move.

I'm not teaching. And there's no end in sight.

I am at sea.

(and a sea filled with oil, at that)

6 comments:

Kaye said...

At least you're not in FL- they're just about giving houses away down here and even at the ridiculously low prices, there are no takers.

De said...

I'm sorry. It's a very uncomfortable position that you're in, something like the flying crow pose in yoga. ;)

Lean heavily on those friends you'll soon be leaving; it will be good for all of you.

Rima said...

We sold our house three days after we did the old Catholic voodoo and buried a statue of Saint Joseph in our yard. Just sayin' ;)

kaye said...

good luck, I hope you get some prospects soon. *thinking of you*

Chrissy said...

Let's hope and pray for a wonderful offer, and quickly. Thinking of you and praying for you, sweetie.

Kat said...

Oh boy, do I know this well. Last year at this time we had been on the market for 6 months. Ugh. Hang in there. It is so difficult to be in that limbo.