Today was an off balance day in the life of this Gainesville, VA short sale agent. Mentally, I'm in holiday mode. All my clients are tucked in with their contracts until next week. Any buyers not under contract are taking a breather for the Thanksgiving holiday. So I stayed in my pajamas longer than normal today. Imagine my surpise when the phone rang and it was a reporter for WAMU radio.
HE WANTED TO INTERVIEW ME TODAY ABOUT SHORT SALES.
They also wanted to interview a short sale seller. No luck. People either like their privacy about the issue or are out of town. So I set an appointment, jump in the shower and get ready. As I am putting the finishing touches on my outfit (two tone hoop earrings) I hear a thud going down the stairs. I have five cats. Unless they are chasing one another, there is not usually a thud.
I peek down the stairs and I see my Penelope (a two year old rescue, and shy as can be) seemingly falling down the stairs. I know if I go after her, it will be worse. She doesn't like to be picked up or advanced on quickly. I yell for my husband.
My husband James is the calmer of the two of us. He slowly approache Penelope who was now gimping to one side and headed for the stairs to the basement. She made it down the stairs, fumbling all the way. Then, at the bottom, was suddenly fine.
I was panicked. I tried to find someone to cover the interview that was in 30 minutes. I did. I made an appointment with the vet for later in the afternoon. And then my husband's voice took control, "Penelope's a bit off balance, but looks okay. Her leg probably fell aleep. Go do your interview and I'll watch her."
Spent a delightful thirty minutes or so with Jonathan Wilson of WAMU chatting about the ins and outs of short sales in Northern Virginia. I felt calmer just being out of the house. By the time I got home, my husband had found what he thought to be affecting the cat. An inner ear issue, which the online source says, usually goes as quickly as it comes.
So now, my household is as off balance as Penelope going down those stairs this afternoon. Wait and see. The same lesson I shared with WAMU about short sales. You have to have patience. How can I endless patience when it comes to listing and selling short sales, and be so impatient with a cat illness?