Monday, July 26, 2010

A Lovely Day for a Swim

We're having another absolutely gorgeous day. I'm watching the chickadees and woodpeckers come to the suet at our bird feeder. Three pileated woodpeckers have stopped by to peck at the aging birch logs that line our woodland paths.

In the back of my mind there is always the house. We're still waiting for the buyer who falls in love with the house. One of my new friends, another future resident of Beacon Hill at Eastgate, told me that a 70 year old woman fell in love with her two story house and was ready to buy it with CASH! The woman's family talked her out of the deal, and advised her to get a ranch house, as she wasn't getting any younger. Well, none of us are getting younger and that is why this 70-something woman and her 80-something husband decided to move to Beacon Hill.

The lake is "flat" today. Time to go for a swim.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Waiting for the Sale

It's been a hot summer in Michigan, a good time to go barefoot and just put on your shorts and a tee shirt every morning. I'm thankful we can be at our summer home, where we enjoy time with grandchildren and their parents.

Meanwhile, emails from our realtor keep us up to date on showings of our house. We have had quite a few showings, but none have come back for a second showing and no offers have been made. The house has been listed for six weeks. Should we lower the price? That is the recommendation we are getting, and perhaps we should do that this week.

The recent issue of Grand Rapids Magazine published its annual listing of area school systems and East Grand Rapids rated number one. If we want to sell the house to a family that wants their kids to get into that school system, we probably need to have the sale happen sooner rather than later.

I'll keep you posted (pun intended!).