I'm sure I've written more than once about a very difficult event in my life in 1987, when our house burned and nearly everything in it was destroyed. We had excellent insurance and came out ok on it and sold it a year or so later for a great price. When I viewed the smoking remains the day after the fire, I was at possibly the lowest ebb of my life, but when I got in my car after surveying the damage, I heard a song on the radio by Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead), called "A touch of grey", with the refrain "I will get by, I will survive!". I knew from that day I would be ok and everything would turn out fine.
My current situation is nothing like that, but it's been about 32 years now, and at 32 years older it doesn't take as much to completely do me in. I've bought and sold houses before and I don't know why this is so traumatic, but it is. So just a while ago I found a Youtube video of Jerry singing "Touch of Grey". I sang along with him until I started crying like a baby, but "It's all right, I will get by, I will survive".
My first potential buyer is going to come and look at the house tomorrow at 1pm, and I am going to be positive about it. The house was inspected this afternoon by an inspector for the real estate company. He was here for a long time, so he must have checked absolutely everything. I will get by, I will survive! Have I mentioned I'm moving into my new place on May 15. I am not sure if I can get all my belongings there in one day, but I'll certainly try
I took Rocky for a long walk this afternoon, and people going by on bikes, in cars, and walking, all called out "Hey there's Rocky!"
Well, I hope you all wish me good luck tomorrow (Wed.) at 1pm! I hope they can open the dog park back up by then - it rained pretty heavily last night and it's closed all day today. It would be a nice place to hang out while my place is being checked out.