Saturday, July 01, 2006

To Sell the House

Saying for the Day: You have to know the truth in order to tell it.

Yesterday we met with a Realtor and started the process of selling the marvelous house we live in.

We have to do this so that we can buy a house in the Green Bay area.

The process of selling a house is not simple.
It requires filling out a large form filled with very nosey questions.

We were asked how our roof was.
Now I haven’t been up on the roof ever and haven’t been to the attic since I got sick.
I have no idea what’s going on up there.
There could be bugs or rust on some key nails.
Some of the beams might be less than they ought to be.
The only thing I am sure of is it doesn’t leak and no pieces of it have shown up on the ground.

One question was on if the well had been checked and how was the water quality.
Well I don’t know.
We have city water and I assume the well is checked.
I mean if you can’t trust your city who can you trust.

Does the paint contain any lead?
I never had it tested.
I never lick the walls so it hadn’t bothered me.

When it got to the electrical system my wife , who always tells more truth than is necessary, felt a need to tell about a bad electrical fixture.
That fixture was removed and thrown away a long time ago but she still brought it up.

Finally they asked what we were leaving for the next owners.
When I suggested 57 pieces of genuine Lionel trestle they politely pointed out they wanted to know what might make them want to buy not drive them away.
My realtor obviously doesn’t know how hard it is to get 57 genuine Lionel trestle pieces on E-Bay.

So we pointed out we are leaving two oversize stoves.
This makes it possible to feed a large family on Thanksgiving.
They go with the huge dining room where the army can be fed.
We leave a dishwasher to clean up after the meal but it doesn’t do paper plates.
Finally there is an old refrigerator, the kind that doesn’t have a head in the freezer.

After we answered all these questions we had to sign our names attesting to their truthfulness.

Now would we lie just to sell a house?

News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard.-Bree gave all her material to Eino today. She started with the fact that she looked at all the ways the pigeons died and felt that the only place in the local area that had all these things together would be a farm. A farm would also have cages for chickens etc. that the pigeons could be kept in until the next one died. Then she spent four days taking pictures of cars that parked in the space where the dead pigeons were found. She had a friend of her father’s run the licenses through the Secretary of state’s office. Only one of the regular parkers in that slot was a farmer. He drove an almost new , beautiful , light blue Escalade. When he came in it was clean as a whistle but when he returned to the car it was covered with pigeon poop. It was as if every bird in town zeroed in on it. What a mess, You can tell from the pictures how angry he was. So now, if Bree is correct, Eino knows who is guilty. He told Bree not to tell anybody because he wants to confront him personally. We’ll have to wait until that happens.
Nancy says the community knows that Bree has reported to Eino but nobody knows what she said. The prime suspect is still Tommy the undertaker’s kid. But people know he wouldn’t have some of the items he would need. My favorite is that the pigeons are being abducted by space aliens whose rays are zeroed in on that parking space. That’s why Eino’s guy could never catch them.
Robert is now offering a tour with the taxi service. He will take people out to see the Bishop’s house, from the outside of course, and then he shows them where Big Rudy was standing when the Bishop decked him. Nothing like a little local histoey for the tourists.
Pasty sales went well at the Methodist church today. They do make great pasties.
The link for today is Ady 's Diaries. Remember to put the words Dr. John in the c omments to get those really usless JC points. Your JC point totals can be seen by clicking here. Remember, even two points can win you a totally usless prize.
In the morning we had a visitor named Sam. He came with his dad to see the layout. It was fun showing what we had. Of course part of the tracks didn't work but it still went fairly well. we let him see the o27 in the living room as well. That did work well. In the afternoon we worked on the dollhouse. Then we went to church. When we got back we discovered that the big wind had lifted Perwinkle Gas off its foundation and taken the roof of Toivo and Eino's garage. The big Ferris Wheel was also blown over and the roller coaster moved. We made what repairs we could. well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Got my degree! Imagine my husband's surprise when he brought in the mail address to Dr. Janet Nelson. Told him I was a Doctor of Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.

First step to becoming a Doctor of Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained --- You cant win if you dont play.

Good luck on selling the house. Ours went really fast. Try burying St. Joseph in the yard. While I am not Catholic, I thought, "Why not?" and gave it a try. Long story, but will have to give him at least partial credit.

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Crazy Object B said...

I SHOULD SLOVE The rabbit story.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

your blog is always like a breath of fresh air

9:52 AM  
Blogger W. J. St. Christopher said...

Hi, Dr. John! That Bree sounds a bit like Nancy Drew! I like the "alien" theory for the pigeon problem.

Good luck selling the house; will you still have the trains at your new place?

Next time you're over at my place, check out the link in my sidebar for Chicago Sunsets by chris67.

It's a wonderful photo-blog and could use some increased traffic, so you might consider it for your useless JC Points contest!

Hope you and the family have a great l-o-n-g holiday weekend!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

I hope Bree has unraveled the mystery. I am so glad Robert is getting some fares!!!Just what is a pasty?

Hope it doesnt take you long to sell the house. I had to chuckle about Betty telling about the electrical outlet, shes so cute!

Wishing you and Betty a great weekend!

2:03 PM  
Blogger Johnny Jazz said...

Dr John, thought I'd pop in, say hi. Hope the house selling works out. And I thought it was hard to move house in the UK!

Keep up with your 'heritage' posts.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

That farmer sounds like a good suspect. But there is always a twist. Robert has a great idea with the tours!

If you invent a dishwasher that does paper plates then you will be a gazillionare. And then you could get me that fountain coke machine;)

7:16 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

I have to write a comment before I go to bed. We had tea and called Bree's aunt she wasn't home so no house report.

8:52 PM  

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