Friday May 23, 2008
Busy day today. Been busy already, and there’s more busy to come. Graham is planning to give the house a good clean before going off to the holiday camp for the weekend. There could be a couple of viewings before he returns on Monday night, so I have to be ready to do the hosting thing. Our sights are set on snaring the viewer scheduled to visit on Wednesday; our asking price has dropped over £5k since the good lady made the appointment and that may just persuade her that we’re offering a helluva lot of high quality house for the cash.
There’s a sudden, very noticeable drop in the numbers of houses for sale in this area. It seems that people have decided to sit back and wait for better times.
When you’re running a mortgage that can be the best plan. Even when you’ve paid your mortgage off there’s a notional figure below which a sale becomes uneconomical. We’re just about at that point now and have no intention of going lower. But… even in the best of times there’s no real knowing. Whatever happens we’ll stay on the market until we sell, be it weeks, months or years. Graham has a conviction that the best way not to sell your house is not to have it up for sale. He’s not wrong. You have to give him that. He’s not wrong.
Hey ho. We’ll all of us have to see and, in the meantime, clear the table, spread out the maroon-coloured bobbly cloth and get out the jigsaw puzzle. Or the scrapbook. Or the stamp album. Or whatever low-cost, low-impact pastime takes your fancy when the living gets quiet.
I have finished the transfer of journal entries for June 2006 and am about to start on July. These are the photographs I used back then. A strange mixture: