Friday, September 21, 2012

Chaos Improved

Some of you know that I'm selling my house.  Half of this house is pre-1878 Victorian (pre-dates earliest city plat) re-built by me and half of it is my 1996 construction designed to blend.  Not only do I have a lot of work into this, I've also lived in it for 22 years and so it isn't too easy to leave.  That got a little easier today.

The wife of the couple who are buying the house stopped by today, a bit of work for her because she has somewhat recently had very extensive back surgery and just within the last week or so allowed to fly from CO.  A week ago she got to see the house in person for the first time, her husband has been here for awhile, and I stuck around to show them both what is going on with the place beyond what a realtor would know or include in a tour.  I liked them as much as such a short acquaintance would allow - and my disinclination to sell the place.  Anyhow... get on with it Chuck.

She came to the door apologizing for making contact that is discouraged by the real estate business, something I find a bit ludicrous, BTW.  I assured her that it was fine and asked what I could do for her.  She wanted to assure me that they knew I'd put a lot of myself into the house and that they would care for it - really heart-warming and re-assuring in the sense that someone would want to let me know that.  OK, I know I'm supposed to be pretty hard-bitten (and I am) but I was charmed.  Now as to this blog - she told me she had stumbled across this thing by accident and really hoped I'd continue to write because I have a way with words.  I pointed out that preaching to the choir is pretty easy, but she insisted anyhow.  I don't hear that much so it stroked my not inconsiderable ego a bit.

OK, I'll go ahead and keep this thing going and maybe even post a bit more regularly (maybe).  So this is a very public thank you to the lady from CO who went out of her way to improve my day.  There are a hell of a lot of people in this world who could take this example to heart, I'll sure try to.  Think about how much improved this sorry old world would be if...


Mammy said...

Such a nice lady. It has to make you feel better about parting with your house. Yes, the world would be a nicer place if more people ascribed to genuine thoughtfulness and kindness. It still comes down to "Do unto others as you would they do unto you" All the good people keep me going and not giving into complete cynicism.

Chuck Butcher said...

Well Mammy, you're a pretty smart lady.

LanceThruster said...

Pretty cool buyer.

I bought a couple of my used cars from sellers who were aghast at what the other bidders wanted to do to the vehicles. I assured them that the stock package that they had gotten when purchased was what drew me to the cars in the first place. One guy lowered the price for me a bit (I was just outta my teens) on that observation alone.

Hope good things keep happening for you, Chuck, in the midst of this life change.