Monday, May 29, 2006

Murphy's law

So I'm selling my house right...

Friday morning Regan is getting ready to go to work.
Just as he is about to leave the front door knob falls off.
What the?
Yep just falls off.

Then a while later, our Real Estate Agent calls.
Our first showing is at 1:30pm.

so I call Regan to bring to car home so I can go out
to find a doorknob.

so as he is getting ready to come home
I run around like crazy trying to get things cleaned up
call our neighbor and ask if I can send Alden over to play
since one kid less makes a quicker trip to the store

so I get the place all tidied up
send Alden next door to play
and reg comes home and I drop him back off at work
Lucy and I run in to Canadian Tire
(actually we drive)
about a 15 minute drive

instead of wasting any time I go straight to someone who works there
and show them my doorknob and say
"I need one EXACTLY to fit in this one."
Did the maritimer thing and tell him my whole story
of how the house is up for sale and I am in a crazy hurry.
so he picks me one out and Lucy and I quickly buy it and leave.
after asking the cashier to throw out my old one.

I get back home with the doorknob,
and try and get it in.
I can be handy, kind of
a doorknob should be easy to put in....
it won't fit.
at all.
not even close.
so I call Regan at work
HELP ME... I can't make it fit.

load Lucy back into the car and drive to Regan's work to get him
we come back home
Lucy is starting to get hungry
so as I feed her peas in her carseat
on the stairs, so we don't get anything dirty
regan struggles with the doorknob.

it won't fit.
at all.
not even close.

Regan says let's just put the old one back in and change it after the showing
I threw that away
at Canadian tire.

so reg decides to try and drive back into Canadian tire to get one that will fit
I call our neighbor in a panic
I don't know what to do
call our real estate agent too
so she knows.

neighbor's husband Mike comes home
just happens to be home early from work this Friday.

he comes over with his doorknob from his front door
puts it on
and we go next door to spy on the possible buyers

regan and the possible buyers show up at the exact same time.
I call outside and tell regan just to go back to work
we'll explain later
he looks confused, but goes back to work.

after a 15 minute look at the house,
they decide they want hardwood floors,
not laminate
and leave.

Sunday we had three more showings,
I sure hope we get a bid this week.


LindsayB said...

that story made me laugh. i love those kind of stories, as long as everything worls out good. i heard some rumors from my mom, awesome! i'll call you this week.

Carmen said...

Ohhh, I am soooo sorry for you!! And yet, I am laughing hysterically at your comedy of errors!! Don't worry Rhonda. What does not kill us, makes us stronger!! HUGS

Lisa said...

That is a funny story. Thanks for the laugh.

Crystal said...

Oh, you must have been in a complete panic, Rhonda! I'm hope it will sell quickly and you can move on. Make sure you capture a couple of these memories for a LO!!

Heather M. said...

You should scrapbook that story! Too funny!!! It will sell, it's just a matter of time! Hang in there, girl!

Heather said...

Oh no! Seeing your next post it was worth it. What a day and definately have to scrapbook that along with some pictures of your house to remember it.

Tammy said...

Wow, what an experience! Thank goodness for your neighbours! Definitely take a photo and scrap it, this is publishing material!