Back again

It’s been a long time since I posted (like over a week, I think).  I’ve had a lot of stuff going on, but I’ve also been more than a little discouraged about several things.

As I said in my last post, somehow my house got back in multi-list and we’ve had a little bit of action as far as viewings go.  The real problem is that I’ll get my hopes up, and clean up the house, and run around like an idiot, only to find out after the fact that it was only a realtor who might want to buy it as a rental property, and “oh, by the way, do you think the people who own the other half would like to sell, because I really like to buy both sides.”  Then another one was a realtor who had a client who was getting ready to put their house on the market, and they wanted to see what mine looked like – as if they couldn’t tell from the pictures in multi-list.  Then there was another set who “really liked it, but it was too big!”  Couldn’t they tell that, yes, I have a formal living room and formal dining room, and it’s 2000 sq. ft. from the listing?

I guess I’m just getting fussy in my old age, but it seems to me that they ought to be able to tell that.  Then I got a call today asking could they show the house between 3:00 and 4:00.  The call came in at 2:50!  I said, “No, not 3:00, but 3:30 to 4:30 would be fine.”  They said, okay, 3:30 – 4:30 would be fine.  I mean, who makes the bed and washes all the dishes on Saturday?  Not me, unless I have to.  We got the bed made, and the magazines picked up, and got ANOTHER call, “Never mind, we’ll schedule for another day.”  AAaaarrrrgggghhhhhh!

I’ve also been stewing over the ecclesiastical trial of Rev. Janie Pharr out in California.  She was on trial in a presbytery court for conducting 16 gay marriages while it was legal in California.  She got the lightest possible sentence – a rebuke – but the trial ate up a lot of my emotional capital through the week.  If you are interested in those proceedings, Google Presbyterian Gay Marriage Trial, or look on Twitter for hashtag #revjanie.

In and amongst all that angst, we went to Shreveport to the commissary on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.  I did okay at the casino, bringing home $60 more than I went down there with.

In other stuff I’ve been doing, I’m trying to transcribe my diary from our trip through Europe in 1982, and get all the pictures and sundry souvenirs scanned into the computer.  I’m also about half-way through the last of the Millinium series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest).  Really fascinating reading – I’m going to be upset when I’ve finished the book.

I also have finished the back of Ray’s Christmas sweater present.  Now for the front and the sleeves.  I had forgotten how much I enjoyed knitting while I watched TV until I started again when Kate wanted me to teach her to knit.  She was way too hyper to learn (she’s only 8), but Grandmother enjoyed finishing her scarf for her.

We’ve come to the end of the West Wing for this year (we do a West Wing marathon every summer since regular TV is so dreadful).  We’ve received “It’s Complicated” from Netflix, and will watch it either tomorrow night or Monday night.  Monday we are expecting “The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain.”  Tonight is the final pre-season game for the Cowboys!  They’re looking okay, and I hope they continue their winning ways once the games start counting. 

Tomorrow evening is the Newcomers Dinner for PHPC.  Big Al really enjoys going, and I don’t mind it, although I’m not at my best in large dinner party crowds.  I do better in groups of 4-6.

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