When you start to have over +10 home showings and feel like you are living more in your car than your home, you can start going a little… crazy. Soon anything other than house-selling activities are deceptively fun-sounding and tempting. You forget about how soul-sucking it already is, living your life to impress other people with where you live. Escapism is key but potentially dangerous.
When you get the opportunity to get out and go “skanking” (see Reg above) at a concert with punk ska band “Reel Big Fish” it is hard to say no.
Home showing has driven me to a kind of escapist-extremist-madness. Wearing a “Cute as a Cupcake” t-shirt to the worst area of Halifax with a cookie necklace on my? Probably not a great idea but it was fun.
Another thing you should know is planning what to eat when selling a home is next to impossible. You have no idea if there will be showings or not and when there are, you can not really cook before-hand because it impacts how the house smells and you really do not need anymore work making the kitchen pristine.
I finally got out to get groceries and I saw a young Thai coconut. I thought, heck, that would make a fun quick video for my blog! Me opening a coconut on camera and getting to drink REAL coconut water straight from the coconut? I thought it was genius.
It ended up being an epic battle which you can watch in my video. Not just because it was so bloody hard (literally) but because the phone rang, the batteries died… Sigh.
I hope you enjoy the video. The first two snippets of music are from Reel Big Fish and warning, there is lots of profanity! Thanks to Reg for helping me with the song selection. He is the king of punk music.
Yup, I feel like I am going a tad bit crazy. It is really hard to keep a foodie life going and well, just a life in general when you are selling a home. It took two days of bed rest for me to recover from the concert and my hands still hurt from “Whack a Coconut”. Still? I would not trade it. If life was just about selling the house, I really would lose my mind.
You always have to throw a little bit of adventure into life or you will go batshit coconuts.