Before, After and some Bits in Between

Karma continued…. 09/21/2011














Well; it’s certainly been a while since I’ve written.


Today has been about second chances. Second’s are kind of wonderful aren’t they? The first time around is to check things out, see what you like, figure it all out and then you know.

The second time around hopefully you’ve learnt enough to have all the answers. You only choose the REALLY great dishes…. the crème de la crème as they say.

Here’s my thing: I have a new agent to sell my house (second one)… I have a new offer on my house (second one)…. I have a home visit because I’m trying to adopt a dog (second try). Also… the people who have made the offer on the house… it’s their second time looking at it and being interested…. and the woman making the home visit… it’s the second time I’ll be dealing with her. AND….. tomorrow is the 22nd!!!!

….Oh…. and tonight I had two beers 😉

SO…. the second time around, Karma is making sense to me. I understand why it’s all happening this way and here’s what I’ve concluded:

In life….. lose everything once. I mean all of it. house, money, job, material things, money….. everything.

This is what I’m doing and I am at peace with it. I know I will bounce back and be stronger. I know this has to happen now. Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to take a LEAP forward. Then you can begin… a second time.

Cheers…. and cheers (second chances; give it a thought)


Never, Never, Never Quit 09/06/2011

Filed under: Operation "Sell/Rent My House",Random's,Uncategorized — whatdoiluv @ 18:38
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(written mid-August)

Over the past few weeks I have been facing some tough things that I’d really not to have to deal with. But that’s not a real choice in life.

I’m a very agreeable person that tends to let things and situations I don’t like or don’t want to face stretch like an elastic band until the last minute. Sometimes the band will break and slap me in the face. This should teach me a lesson; “Melissa if you don’t like something speak up or it’ll spin out of control until it’s unchangeable”.

Sometimes, when I get the band in the face… I bite back.

On July 19th I had an offer on my house and ever since it’s been quite a whirlwind of stories and lies from my real estate agent. I’m making a very long story short but right now I’m taking to a lawyer about the original offer to see if there’s anything that can be done.

These people may have a good reason not to buy my house… but they may not. This is in limbo land because for too long I let myself believe that my agent was honest and working for me. Even though I didn’t always agree with him or think he was doing a good job.

I almost signed a release form to let them out of the contract simply because he told me too. For some reason I said I’d think about it and had a feeling in my stomach that this wasn’t right. It didn’t make sense and they were not following the conditions of the contract.

I’ve chosen not to sign and this has turned my agent into a very unprofessional person who happens to be the broker at Remax. I’ve chosen not to give up on this because I feel I have been wronged; lied too; taken advantage of….

…update; it’s now the 6th of September and I have really moved on from this. I did everything I could do and had to let this one go. I’m in the process now of getting myself a new agent and am SUPER happy about it!!

Keep  your fingers crossed for me please!


Karma 08/10/2011

I like the word but it is kind of a strange one.

A little magical sounding… like if the world does revolve around karma then things could get really exciting at any moment! In an earlier post (Shake it up) I talked about the house I have for sale and how much I would really love to sell it; well…. I have an offer!!! I turned 30 on July 17th and dreamt of the most amazing gift… the sale of my house.

By the 19th I had a offer. Now, I’m not holding my breath because it’s pending the sale of their house. So then I started to think that karma is starting to kick in!

I haven’t lost all hope but today I received an email from my agent saying my neighbors are telling potential buyers I got a $12,000 reduction because of an asbestos problem. This isn’t the reality AT ALL of what happened in the closing of the sale when I bought the house but I can see how it might affect buyers. They will want a price reduction too.

So….. karma…. what have I done to upset you??

Do you believe in karma?


Day One 05/30/2011

Filed under: Operation "Sell/Rent My House",Running — whatdoiluv @ 18:33








Update: 18:24 – I did the planned training with minimal pain and feel amazing!!! I really was going nuts not being able to run. Other than slowing down a couple of times in the last set I think I did okay!

Here’s a little something growing in my garden; whoever buys my house will get to enjoy this:)



Shake it up 05/26/2011

Filed under: Operation "Sell/Rent My House" — whatdoiluv @ 20:32

Some days just don’t go according to plan. As frustrating as that may be…. I say why not roll with it! Embrace it and make it yours.

If the universe is allowed to throw you a curve ball every once in a while then why not throw one back and shake things up a little.

If you wake up every morning and have a bowl of your favorite cereal and have been doing just that for as long as you can remember… why not have a smoothie tomorrow? Maybe you’ll love it… maybe you’ll hate it BUT…. you’ll never know unless you try 😉

This is inspired by the fact that I just can’t seem to sell my house!!!

So…. I’m gonna try to rent it. Fingers crossed!