Friday Mary stayed home as planned. It wasn't the love fest I had hoped for but it was still nice to spend time with her sans the kid. Of course we did a million errands and house stuff.
Saturday we all went to a "sugar house". It's maple syrup season around here and apparently there's this thing called Maine Maple Sunday. Well, this year it was on Easter *how dumb* so most places had it on different days. We definitely made way more maple purchases than planned - Mary was the culprit though, not me! I have to gloat in the times that she spends like a drunken sailor since I'm usually the one pinned as the crazy shopper. Oh well, at least there's a little maple package on it's way to Mary's family in Florida. Sunday morning, we had a maple breakfast. Even dieting wifey joined in so she was THRILLED. She was all, this is SO good...you could tell she hadn't eaten real carbs and sugar for a full week. LOL.
Sunday Mary went to see HB. I think that went well, I actually haven't heard much about it. I was relieved to hear that a visit with Cameron won't happen for at least 3 weeks. *phew* Originally, they were thinking as early as next week. Cam's been doing so good and has been so happy that I don't want to mess it up.
Anyways, most of my Sunday was spent doing things pregnant woman probably shouldn't do like trying to break up ice on our driveway and doing paint touch ups. I also did a ridiculous amount of cleaning. Note to anyone looking to buy a stove, do not get a flat burner (name?) one - at least not in white, it is impossible to keep clean.
Mary is crazy! She cleaned the downstairs bathroom (keep in mind, this is where we spend MOST of our time). Taken, we made a major mistake in picking out some seriously light colored tile so all the tile and grout had to be scrubbed to make it look new. But now she won't let us use that bathroom and it has been about 2 weeks. Can you tell that she doesn't normally clean things? I got in trouble last night when I ran in there during Tudors. LOL. So I mentioned banning the use of the stove during the sale of the house. Some how my ban is not being recognized. Hey now!
Anywho, our realtor came by this morning. We had thought about listing it ourselves due to the high fees and we really liked the realtor we used to buy the home but she had moved to a different state. Then last week we randomly get a card from her that she moved back. So she came by today to give us some comps' and discuss our options. We were SHOCKED since she mentioned listing it at about 20K higher than we were thinking. Yikes! There is still some negotiating to do though since she said they don't usually do price cuts but buyer incentives. Ummm, aren't buyer incentives (like closing costs, etc) covered by us and don't effect the Realtors commission? Anyways, we have just been hoping we'll get out with our mortgage paid off, never mind recouping the 12K we've put into the house. She seems to think even with her fee that we could get all our money back. She claims the market isn't that bad around here so I am hoping that she is right. I just want a QUICK sale. Of course, Mary was seeing green when she mentioned the high sale price but I feel like a lower price will get us out quicker. Who knows. We're going to think about it this week and then we'll meet with her again on Friday to go over a price and the terms of her contract.