27.November 2008


SOLDWe had an open house on the weekend that finally proved fruitful!!  We have accepted an offer on our condo.  It’s on condition of the sale of the buyers current condo, but we are optimistic that their place is well priced and in a desirable area of town (wait a minute…isn’t that what we said a little while ago?). Anyway, they will be motivated to sell and we will think positive thoughts for them (and us)!

And so comes to the end of the ‘play off’ beard.  Jason has, in the interest of good karma (or so he tells me), not shaved since we placed our unit on the market.  Oh, he’s ‘cleaned it up’ and ‘kept it neat’, but he is currently fully bearded. He almost gave in just last week but I talked him through it and explained that he must keep the faith. And thank goodness too as this week has proven to be successful!

Truth be told though, I think it is J’s brother Kevin who might be the root of this good fortune. Kevin came to visit last year at this time and the following week Jason got an interview which led to his current job. Kevin happened to have been visiting just this past weekend and was here during the open house…jump to your own conclusions, I am thinking we might owe Kevin a beer! 

Stay tuned, and think positive thoughts!

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16 Responses to “Woot…Wooot…Holler!!!”

  1. Sean Says:

    Good news guys! Hey, I thought that J was going to grow the “around the world, Jesus style beard” play-off beard (your welcome Gillian for giving J the idea). Best of luck, see you on the trail.

  2. Anna Says:

    Yay! Congrats!

  3. Pam Says:

    Gillian – I’m so happy for you! Selling my house is my big anxiety at the moment, so I’m relived to hear it can be done. Was it really on the market for 3-4 months?

  4. Dirk Says:

    Congratulations. I hope that everything goes through for you and you can cross this off the list.

  5. Glenda Says:

    Woo hoo!!! Good thing our liquor cabinet is well stocked for tonight! Congrats!!!

  6. Lisa Says:

    As someone who is also about to sell her home and go to the other side of the world, I am very happy and relieved for you both.
    Deciding to sell your home and set yourself adrift ‘out there’ can make one panic as aren’t we all supposed to have homes? Cutting the threads of the ‘conventional’ norm is not for the faint of heart!

    Nancy Reagan said, “I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them.”

  7. Jana Says:

    I will have to put J’s brother on speed dial! Does he travel???
    We are so optimistic and excited for you both, clink clink!!

  8. Linda Says:

    feel freee to drop off your potted shrubbery anytime along with your wine/scotch collection!

  9. Kevin Says:

    I am glad I could help. I always have a good time when I come out there.

  10. Christine Gilbert Says:

    Yay!!!! That’s great news guys! You must be so thrilled… It’s funny my husband always tries to find excuses to grow his beard… I should tell him about this.


  11. michelle Says:

    woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Tahna Says:

    The whole “clean” look caught me off guard this morning – I was so used to the play off look that I forgot why it was there in the first place!

    Congrats – very happy for you guys.

  13. Nomadic Matt Says:

    Congrats!!!! that is a big load off right? now u can be totally free….free like a bird…maybe even a freebird…who knows…

  14. Ruthe Says:

    Wow! Congratulations! I look fwd to living vicariously through your RTW journey =). Blogs like yours give me hope that my dreams of just picking up and leaving for an indefinite trip one day can actually be a reality. thanks for sharing.

  15. Chris Says:

    Congratulation guys…

  16. Gillian Says:

    Thanks everyone – it’s all coming into focus now!