I swear, my life is so uninteresting, I'm never inspired to write. I am forcing myself to do so today.
Our house has not sold. In fact, it's only had ONE showing since we put it on the market. We've had 2 open houses to which not one soul has come. The odd thing is that our agent, Miss Edna, says our house is getting more than 140 hits on realtor.com EVERY DAY. She says the most of any listing her agency has. So what gives? Why no visitors? Maybe it's the time of year? We don't know. She's updated our listing to show proximity to local must-need places - Target, grocery stores, and downtown. See? We're not SO in the boonies (well, yeah. we sort of are). I also took some new pics with our nice SLR camera and they've been added to the listing. I have to assume every viewer is as snobby as I am about good pics on a listing, so I retook them. Anyway, we have a great house and I know it'd sell if people just VISITED THE INSIDE. So that's that.
On the flipside, I've been requesting viewings of other houses I've found for ourselves this week. This week alone, I've seen 4. 2 are good, 1 is OK and 1 is a no-go. There are 2 I'm kind of falling for, but I'm also not SO in love that I see my heart getting broken like with the Tunstall and Heater homes. I've pushed past those and know that the Lord has better things planned for us.
One house we saw today I've had my eye on for a while. It's been on the market over 100 days and has had it's priced dropped once. Miss Edna says it's priced way more per square foot than other homes in the neighborhood, and about $35k over tax value. So it's overpriced. Keep it that way until we're ready to buy it! It's a home I can see myself in LONG TERM. That's what we want. Settlement. It's in the in-law's neighborhood (but not too close hehehe - JK in-laws!). Actually, that would be nice. Oh...it was just great. I want it.
Nothing much else has been going on. I continue to be gainfully unemployed and while I love being FREEEEE! I hate worrying about money and not contributing. I did find out that I'm approved for the emergency unemployment benefits so we think I'll get unemployment possibly until March. I'm still looking for jobs. There aren't many out there and I'm still not sure what to do with myself. Everything I apply for just seems to go into a big black hole and I never hear back with a yes or a no. Argh.
Last week, when my mom was out of town, I organized all her legal papers from my dad's case. I came across some transcripts that were taken at depositions and it dawned on me that I could do legal transcription! Some of that work can even be done from home. But how do you get into that? I've read it requires no schooling, but again, where do you get your start? Things seems near impossible to start because everything wants you to have umpteen years of experience ALREADY.
I still toss around getting my real estate license. Even Miss Edna said I had a knack for picking out good houses today and that she should bring me on as an agent. I told her I had considered it. I'm just not sure if they only money you make as an agent is commission or if you get a salary on top of that (???) Anyone know?
I have come to realize that I've been out of work for so long with no leads because I think God is trying to help me figure out what I've been looking for for so long - WHY am I here? WHAT am I meant to do? It's apparently a slow process, but I'm hoping for an end result that will change my life or at least even it out. Best thing about being let go is that I've regained composure of myself and my mind. I can't believe how my last job beat me down and how far my body went to deal with it. I think God did a jailbreak on that one :)