On this old tent. Though the metaphor isn’t exactly me, (it’s still cute) as I’m not much of a camper. I’m more Glamp than Camp, though one wouldn’t know it with this lifestyle I keep. It’s a lot of inconvenience, a good deal of sweating, a little nail biting, a few sleepless nights, with a little glamour sprinkled in between. Clearly I can go a long way on a perfect moment. When something that should by all rights, not come together, when all the obstacles have been crossed, when the plan a, b, and c have been put in place, shifted around, compromised, and still inexplicably it turns out. Well, it’s sublime. I live for it.
But breaking camp is never that much fun. I am always surprised by what I have managed to collect, this time in just 7 months, and how well I do, hiding it all away. It’s not so pretty when it’s spread all out over the living room. Nonetheless, I have a system in place which is incredibly efficient, and doesn’t involve Jo-Jo, my little sister clearing the shelves off into boxes and shrieking, “there’s no time to organize it – we just have to get it packed.” Oh Tink, there is time, and I managed to get it done in a day. Of course I will call on my favorite movers – Humboldt Storage and Moving #howcanwereduceyourstresstoday. It’s love. I beg them with each move, I am part of their frequent flier club so we are well acquainted, to please open other divisions to manage the other aspects of my life, for which I am in desperate need of assistance. Alas, they seem committed to sticking to this one area, that they are super good at. I’d like to hold a grudge, but they are just too…too. If you know what I mean.
So it’s true, I got a little restless. I watched the market, and my gut told me to join in the fun. This week alone in the South End 43 properties where reported on as having closed in the Spring Market. 10 of which went for over $1000. a foot, 4 over $1100., 3 over $1200. That’s practically the definition of insanity, and I love a little insane when I’m on the selling side of the table. I absolutely abhor it when I am trying to buy.
If the truth be told, neither side of the tent flap is all that easy, and yet here I find myself again. Until Friday, I’ll be on the inside looking out. On Saturday, I’ll be the one looking – wide-eyed and all. Wish me luck.
A huge thanks need to go out to my Real Estate Broker, Alan Duggan of Compass, to my good friend and Artist John Vinton for loaning me the perfect painting in preparation for the sale, and to all my friends and family for putting up with the happy chaos which is my life.