Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First week without the Dave

When no one's around you don't know you're crabby. Have you noticed this? You think you're doing just fine and then you run into a real live person and you tear their head off.

"I think I'm grumpy," I said to a co-worker, after I tore a colleague a new one.

"Just a bit," he said diplomatically. "Is it because they said your house is too small?" ('They' being the hordes of people who have been looking at our house but not buying.)

"YES. Those BASTARDS."

Our house IS small. It's a cabin, people, a CABIN. Right there on the listing it says it's, like 850 sq. ft. or something. On what planet is that considered large? OK, so maybe in Japan where everybody lives in kleenex boxes, but here it's small. So... knowing in advance that our house is going to be SMALL, why do people come look at it? Do they think it is going to be bigger in real-life than it is in the pictures? Are real estate showings like TV - where you gain 10 pounds? Only opposite?

There I am, scooping up the kitty truffles and the frozen dog poo and cleaning the toilet and washing the dishes and dusting everything including the bananas in the fruit bowl, and then the people show up and say our house is too SMALL. Well no shit, Sherlock. If it was bigger, it would cost more. If it was bigger, it wouldn't say COZY because cozy is a dead giveaway that the place is smaller than Granny's bread box. And yes, I mean bread box ... where ARE your minds tonight?

It's been exactly a week since Dave left. On one hand I am doing OK. On the other, I'm a complete mess. The house, though, the house is clean. Small, feck you very much, but clean.

Last night I was reading a blog post from my friend Lisa, the Square-Toothed Girl. I only dropped around because she grabbed me by the nose on Facebook and said, "HEY! STRANGER! I WROTE ABOUT YOU SO GET YOUR ARSE OVER TO MY BLOG AND LOOK!" Well, she didn't say that, not exactly, but close. That's pretty much the only blog visiting I've been doing is when someone leads me around by the twist in my knickers and says READ THIS. Either that or they miraculously appear first in my blog roll, because if they're not first, I'm too lazy/exhausted/depressed/anxious to scroll down any further. Anyway, I read what Lisa said and I started BAWLING. Like, you know when people write LOL? I was BOL. Ugly, blubbery blubbering. It was a good thing there was no one here to witness the debacle, except for the cats and the dog, of course. Fat lot they care. Long as their bowls are full, they don't give a crap. Well, that's not exactly true. They crap a lot. Big turd squeezers, is what they are. Like icing bags, only it's not icing being piped out their hind ends.

Note to self: stop writing about poop so much.

I miss you, Dave, and it's so much worse not knowing when we'll reconnect. It's all in the hands of the mysterious somebody who will love our house, smallness and all, and the suspense is killing me.



33 comments:

  1. I love u very much. Miss u so much its hard to think about it and not start to tear up. About the house, u r doing a great job. Someone will buy it soon. LOVE YOU GIRL. Dave

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    1. I love you, too Dave. More than you know!!!

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  2. Someone WILL buy it soon. You are in good company. One day someone came through our house and asked if I knew of any contractors (we sold it ourselves) and said they'd love to tear out the wall between the kitchen and the dining room.

    I took one look at their stupid faces and said, "Get the feck out of my house, NOW you bastards!!!" Ok,I didn't REALLY say that but I should have. They were standing in a turn of the century arts & crafts CLASSIC. You don't just tear down walls, you freaks.

    ANYWAY, what you are feeling is totally natural, normal and quite frankly, if you weren't I'd be worried about you. All WILL be well. If it weren't, Dave wouldn't have gotten the job, and everything wouldn't be working out like it is. The perfect buyer for your home is out there. Separations SUCKS. Mountain Man was gone for what felt like for-EVAH.

    Here is my one piece of advice for enduring that hell: buy a vibrator. :)
    You're welcome. :D
    xoxoxoxo

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    1. But, Lisa, there are a ZILLION vibrators to choose from? Which one should I get??????

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  3. Hang in there. It will all work out.

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    1. Thanks S.P. (Which I love, the S.P., because I collect salt and pepper shakers!!!!)

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  4. Love you Cathy, i love your house it's a treasure and hopefully the right people will be the ones to buy it! I'll cross everything i have 2 of, but hang in there like your friends say. Selling a home sucks. it's a rotten trick.
    You got this! xo

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    1. Thanks Kel!!!!!! I know! It'll go. I've never not been able to sell a house... sometimes it just takes longer than others. Besides, it's showing like gangbusters. Really, I have nothing to complain about, other than I miss Dave and the only thing that stands between me and him is the house.

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  5. Awww I started crying when I read Dave's comment... you are not a blubber mess by yourself xxx . It will all come together.

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    1. I love it when we all blubber together! Aw Cindy, I feel guilty because I haven't been over to your blog lately.. I will try this weekend, my dear, I swear. Hope you're well.

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  6. Thing is,people are brought up on Dr Who,they think that houses are like the Tardis.
    Jane x

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  7. The right person is coming....hold on.

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  8. I'm sooooo sorry you had a rough week and Dave's comment also made me tear up too. Hang in there...better days are coming. Eye on the prize.

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  9. I can't imagine! But the house will sell. How can it not! It's just too damn cute! You need to get out more! If you want a movie goer, give me a call! I'm not as cute as Dave but I like popcorn and movies!!! Mom is always looking for someone to have a visit with! Take advantage of this, cuz once the house sells, you won't be able to do this! The comments you and Dave sent to each other are beautiful! That will keep you going. Again, Bracebridge and Haliburton are only 40 minutes down the road!

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    1. You're right, and I will call about a movie! If everyone would stop being sick, it would be easier for sure!! Actually I'm hoping to pop over this weekend, barring illness... hope you're all better!

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  10. I'm not sure how much room people need to live. We also live in a "cozy" house that we absolutely love. It has all the room we need and if it was on the river like your cabin, it would be perfect. (but our place is near the library, so I guess it's perfect, too!) Chin up, Cathy. Someone will come along soon who will love your place as much as you do. And to hell with all the rest.

    hugs, karen

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  11. It's easy to say, but it's also true....it -will- get better and you'll sell that kleenex box...er I mean cabin, soon :)

    Best wishes!

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  12. Hang in there, sweet Cathy! We are all cheering you on, and the house will sell to the right someone soon! You are loved, girl!

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  13. It'll sell soon. Waterfront property is coming on the market now that spring is here so my guess is folks are waiting, comparing and then things will heat up. Your place is so charming as it is plus it has a lot of potential for someone who wants bigger. The price is right, that's for sure!

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  14. Visualize Alberta. Visualize leaving the keys on the counter of the cozy cabin and leaving.

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  15. Hang in there, the right buyer will come along. At least you still have your sense of humour. The icing bag comment was genius!

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  16. I'm sorry! The right person will come along for your cozy house.

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  17. The right person is indeed on the way. Good things come in small packages. Which (as a large package) I have been told so many times it MUST be true.
    Love Dave's comment. Lots. Missing a man like that it is mandatory to channel the psycho bitch from hell.
    Hugs.

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  18. OUr house is small too. It only takes about 2 hours to clean top to bottom, but it can be tight with 4-5 people living here. But alas, dad just came over to measure for the last remaining windows to be done and damn it if I have to move before I can enjoy them for ten years or so. :)

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  19. Cathy - hugs - I'm sure when the weather improves more people will be looking at properties, and your's being near the water has the added cachet of the great 'outdoors' on your doorstep! So what if the cabin's small, when you have that vast, wide landscape to explore you don't need acres of space INSIDE!

    Then you're next great selling feature is that in winter it's easier to heat than some great barn-conversion! (I always chuckle at people who buy these places with great big, high-ceilinged rooms - the cost of heating and the difficulty in decorating would put me off!)

    So, chin-up kid, it's early days and the right sale will come along soon!
    (hugs - xx)

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  20. We have 2000 ft and our house is too small, too. We put it on the market a while back, then decided not too move. Too small is universal.

    The right peeps will come by and fall in love with your cabin.

    Promise.

    Hang in there. Peace...

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  21. Hang in there Cathy! Some wonderful young couple who just got married will probably come and look at your cozy house and fall in love with it, just like you did. :)

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  22. It will happen, just when you least expect it.

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  23. Change the description to 'Bijou'. It suggests small but perfect.

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  24. With spring coming (when she decides to show up), you'll get some more attention from prospective buyers. It'll turn out okay...

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