Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rising Up


Thanks for all the comments on my last post. My realtor had called on me after the turnarounds of potential clients. I should mention my realtor's wife is dying of cancer and my concern was more for him than for the unimportance of my house when real-life horrors visit. They had thought she could abandon her chemo (6 years of it) as the quality of her life had deteriorated so badly but she had been rushed to emergency after a week. She is stabilized now and had insisted he leave her bedside and visit me.

We were both in agreement that we deal with the Cathedral head on in any publicity and also that I write an essay on what the house means to me and my story while I lived here. All that I had accomplished and fostered and enjoyed and improved upon and preserved.

Meanwhile I had spoken at length to a dear and wise and old friend in Ontario. He is one of these steady people, hand firm on the tiller of life, no room for the wild and crazy and unpredictables. I value his take on life, very different to my own and over the years we have just enjoyed each other's differences and valued each other's advice.

So he said why don't you crunch through the numbers and see what is the very minimum you would take for the house to keep you floating financially until you, well, snuff, and then if you get anything above that it will be a bonus. So I took the time to do this.

I felt so much better after the meeting with my realtor and my long conversation with R.

It is rare you meet a realtor who sings from the same page and I feel so fortunate with C.

So he had a call yesterday from a young couple and he mentioned the Cathedral and they were untroubled and enthused about the B&B and the cabin and all the positives so they're visiting tomorrow afternoon.

Fingers crossed but my thinking has shifted after the initial shock and horror. So yeah, onward and upward.

But my knees have taken a beating, I can tell ya.

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  1. Your knees will recover and you will be singing your aria soon enough. My best wishes to you.

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    1. Singing my aria, you have no idea how I love that!

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  2. You might have a whole new career ahead of you as a composer and performer! These days there's nothing beyond us as long as there's breath in us! I'm so glad to read hope has re-emerged and I'm crossing my fingers that things work out for you soon.

    Hugs from Deb in Calgary,
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    1. Lol Deb. Cheery thoughts on this beautiful day.

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  3. Your knees will rebound, as has your spirit. I hope your meeting is fruitful!

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    1. Oh these knees are creaky m'dear. I hope your housing challenge will soon be over.

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  4. We just had a visit from a couple who relocated to Nashville. They bought an old house there but what really sold them on it was the little house in the back. Now they rent it out on air B&B. Young people with energy to see the possibilities. Good luck.

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    1. Ah Mary I am hoping for the same. Fingers crossed.

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  5. Better news (well, a bit better) - I'm so pleased! I hope you'll allow us to read that essay, WWW, in due course. I know it'll be a real treat - possibly a lump-in-throat job at times though.

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    1. I tried to shovel the tears off it. Lol. Kidding. I did say it was time for me to pass the mantle. Happiest time in my life was living in this house. Cathedral be damned.

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  6. Them bones them bones (them weary bones) or Put your right leg in out in out shake it all about. Oh I can hear the voice raised loud and clear. 😊

    My mum used to say it'll all come out in the wash - I've a feeling it'll be fine for you too! ~ Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy, it will, I know it will, it's just getting there is the hard part!

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  7. I hope your meeting with the young couple has gone well. May they appreciate the beauty of your home (and have $$$ to spare!).

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    1. Unfortunately no, Elle, the Cathedral was just too much for them, and others.

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  8. I feel optimistic for you and am sure your property will sell soon. Good timing.
    Greetings to your friend. Just finished my first chemo, feeling OK and on maintenance. A friend of mind with bad knees is coming by today. Coming up the steps is challenge for her, but she isn't quite ready for knee surgery yet. A close friend had the surgery done last week and is recuperating very fast and with little or no pain.

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    1. Thanks Hattie, some challenges along the way unfortunately, no potential buyer can abide the Cathedral overshadowing everything. I've had a few friends with the knee replacement surgery done. 50% doing well, the other 50% not so much.

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  9. So what was the outcome? Are the young couple still interested? I suppose if someone likes the location and the surrounding area, they might not be too bothered about the adjacent monstrosity....

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    1. They're all bothered, Nick, it is most unfortunate but I keep thinking the neighbour was deliberate in his planning, waiting for my for sale sign to go up before he added the monstrous roof. He likes bargain prices no matter the harm to the seller.

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  10. Do hope all is progressing for the best. May require some patience with negotiations and/or that special buyer with imagination and a vision for the potential your property offers even if the view you've been accustomed to is altered. So much adjustment and adaptation requiring we must become even more creative in our thinking whatever our plans -- as life happens. After you've caught your breathe, you will rise to the occasion because that's who you are as I've perceived you here. Positive thoughts being sent your way.

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    1. Thank you Joared. I will try and give myself another injection of positive, I desperately need it.

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  11. Oh I can hear the voice raised loud and clear. ��


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  12. I read both this and the previous post. I'd cry over the clearcut, too. Glad you have a steady, helpful realtor.

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