It was one of those days. You know.... the kind where everything you can imagine goes wrong before you even get out the door to meet your clients. It wouldn't have been so bad, but I was still shaking my head in wonderment when I got to the first showing. My poor buyers were waiting in the drive, but I'm happy to report that I was only three minutes late.
We spent our day chasing around in circles only to get to afternoon with overlapping appointments and two kids to have taken care of without a babysitter. Feeling a bit "up the creek without a paddle" I started making phone calls. None of my regulars were available. With a stroke of luck we found an available sitter and I got to planning what happens next.
I started dinner, got the kids ready for a sitter, picked up the living room and said goodbye to the hubby as he was heading out the door...
It was about three minutes later that I remembered that HE had the key to my car. Except it isn't my car because mine is in the shop... so I didn't have a spare key. I called him back and in a twenty minute panic we couldn't find the keys anywhere. Searching all pockets and purses and the car turned out sadly. Called my mom and asked if she could quickly drop a spare key by (as it's her car and now there was no time to spare). As soon as I hung up the phone hubby comes rushing in remembering that he let our son play with the keys in his wee little car and they were still there. Yeah! Victory. Finally on my way.
I was pulling down our drive and stopped up short. You wouldn't believe it, but our chickens were on the outside of their pen eating in the grass and having a lovely time of it. At this point I was running just on the brink of late so I decided to ignore it and move on. Upon later information I learned that my kids let them out today when they were checking for eggs. Those chickies should be happy with their newfound freedom!
The most bizarre part of my whole endeaver was pulling up to a stop light in town (about a mile from my destination). I looked over and the guy next to me was gesturing to roll down the window. I obliged wondering what could possibly be going on now. Seems my creative children tied a rope to the hitch on the car and I was dragging a 10-foot rope behind me down the road. I'm sure it was a sight to see. I tried to make it to my showing before stopping to pull it into the car, but every ten feet someone was honking or gesturing so I finally pulled over and stuffed it in the car.
I'm not sure how I managed to make it to my appointment so close to my scheduled time, but I made it and tonight it seems that was an amazing feat!
Thank goodness for patient buyers.... even if it means they have to have a tailgating party while they wait! It just so happens that life isn't always in perfect order and sometimes we have to fight the monsters to get where we are going.
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