This week I went bungalow shopping with some clients new to the Galveston, Texas area. Craftsman details, hardwood floors and vintage tile had all of us excited and eager to see the next one. Then, the downpour started.
Average rainfall here is about 48" per year, but it is never distributed evenly. This precipitation seemed more like the 4" per hour kind. . . Cats and dogs, with some chickens and hogs thrown in.
We finished examining the details of the house and decided to make a run for the car. But, aye-eeee! The rain was ice cold so we huddled instead on the generous covered porch waiting for it to stop. It did not stop! It rained and poured and rained some more. So we examined the lot as best we could, watching its drainage in action.
Decided to make another run for the car. The gutters were full, more than ankle deep - oh dear! While stepping through the water it pulled our flip flops right off! Mine were lightweight foam and starting floating down the raging gutter heading for the storm drain. Run girl run! I grabbed them and ran to the car as my clients were doing the same. We were all drenched.
"Good thing we're waterproof", we laughed.
We viewed all of the listings, talked a little about what comes next in the bungalow-buying-boogie, and then parted ways. My clients went back to cruise the streets around their favorites more closely.
I was chuckling on my drive home about different things that have happened when looking at homes with buyers. It is best to go with the flow, in particular when the flow is a heavy, teeth-chattering downpour!
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