1. I’m so, so very thankful that it went fast.
2. Because keeping a house clean with this many people living in it isn’t easy.
3. And there’s not much you can do with a bunch of sick little kids when you have to leave the house for hours at a time.
4. I am actually quite comfortable with the fact that we live in a state of semi-clean (or semi-filth, if you’re a glass-half-empty kind of person) 99% of the time, unless we’re having company. See #2 above.
5. A big shout-out to one of the first people through our house who thought it smelled faintly of urine in the back of the house. Thank you so much for that helpful feedback that had me calling my mother-in-law, a close friend, and real estate agent, asking them to please, PLEASE be honest with me and tell me if they have ever smelled that in my house. Remember, this is me, the person who smells things when they aren’t there. I freaked out about this for a bit and then bought some lovely air fresheners and got over it.
6. It should be noted that the person who gave the above feedback also wondered if our 2-car garage was big enough for 2 cars. 2 Hummers? No. 2 Corollas? Yes.
7. Thank you, God, for our buyer not being the people from #5 and 6…I’m thinking they might not be easy to work with.
8. We got some really nice feedback from other people who weren’t interested, though.
9. My kids knocked my socks off with their flexibility about leaving the house (we had like 16 showings in 9 days’ time plus an open house) and their ability to just go with the flow.
10. Did I mention…we have a buyer!! Inspection is tomorrow. So prayers are, of course, appreciated, as we hope they don’t find any hidden issues.