The realtor emailed me today. No takers on the house yet. Of course not that many people have actually looked at it. Its been on the market for 9 days. Not a long time, yet and eternity all at once. I am stressed that it won't sell. We have another looker tonight and an open house this weekend. I have this pit of acid in my stomach. I want this to be over. I want to get my stuff moved and push on with my life. The wife and the kid seem to be handling what I call "the house straddle" better than me. I don't like uncertainty. I want the house to sell. Oh and the bank sent a letter saying my adjustable rate mortgage is going to adjust July 1. Eeek. Sell baby sell.
It is preparing to storm here in STL. That storm was combined with someone talking about the Tim Allen movie The Shaggy Dog. I immediatly flashed back to 3 years old watching The Shaggy DA with my Dad at Merle Hay Mall. When we left the theater it was all stormy. Now I am remembering watching The Cat From Outer Space with my Dad at the same theater. I actually don't remember watching either movie, I remember being in the parking lot afterwards remembering the movie. Funny thing how memories are made and imprinted on our brains.
It makes me wonder what my boy's first memories will be. The Shaggy DA is close for me. I also remember walking through my parents first house, before they bought it. There was a hole in the kitchen floor. I don't remember the place we lived before that. I remember pieces of pre-school. A card I made for my dad, sitting in a circle singing songs.
My first memory of cards was playing a dumbed down version of Gin with the ancient Italian lady across the street. She would babysit me and later watch me afterschool. I think my parents and the neighboor parents kept paying her well after we were all old enough to latch key. Her husband was named Joe and he could only see out of one eye. The other was all white with a shadow of the pupil. Kinda freaky for little kids. Anyway...we called the game Winter. To win you had to pair your cards and lay them down. You could make a pair by drawing from the deck. I don't remember discarding. Hmmm. Norah is gone, she passed a few years ago and I don't remember the rules. A game lost forever.