|For the third year in a row, a robin is building a nest in our little backyard maple tree|
We came home after shopping and talked about taking a trip over to the coast for a few days so we could just rest easily while agents and buyers come and go and come and go. It was a plan that we both liked very much. My birthday is Tuesday, May 13th and if we headed to the coast, we could see my twin brother and celebrate our birthdays together. We've been doing that for the past couple of years, either here in the foothills, or there at the coast. So, Roger and I made the plan to go on Monday.
Friday afternoon at 4:30, the phone rang, and lovely voice said, "Hello Robin, my name is Lilyana, and I would like to show your house this evening." I said, "Oh so sorry to tell you that that won't work. We'll be home, cooking dinner, and not really ready to have the house shown. How about tomorrow?" She said, "My client is an ICU nurse. She's pregnant with her first child. She has a long shift on Saturday, and Sunday is Mother's Day, and we're all busy that day. This evening is the only time she can come." I said, "Let me talk to Roger. Give me ten minutes, and call us back."
There was something about an ICU nurse having her first baby that tugged at us. We live in an area populated with retired people. It's partly why we feel comfortable asking for 24 hour notice. Lots of people here have plenty of time on their hands. A hard-working nurse with a busy schedule, how could we ask her to wait or not come at all? That just didn't seem right. So, we bent our rules. We let her and her husband come that evening. We stayed home and met them. We fell in love with them, and they fell in love with our house.
Saturday morning we received the call that they had made an offer on the house. We accepted it. We are in ESCROW! There will be appraisals and inspections, well and septic tests in the next few days. Much can happen, but for now in the moment, we're dizzily excited and nervously happy about a new future for us, and for that beautiful young couple who will bring new life and energy here.
So, we will be driving to the coast on my 62nd birthday and seeing my twin brother and his wife. Reminds me of their visit to see us in 2011 on our birthday. Michael built a snowman on our deck. This year the temp is going to be 88 F (31 C). Interesting times we are living in, such interesting times.