Such a parody of errors... But I still made it 'nearly' on time.

Real Estate Agent with Edina Realty

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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Lindsey Hasford, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Vision
231 Main Street - Elk River - MN 55330
763-241-5488 (office)  763-218-1347 (cell)

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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Lindsey, Thanks for bringing back memories.  My children are now 25 and 28 which makes my house quiet.  I do remember those days!

Jul 30, 2010 11:51 PM #1
Amanda Nicodemus
Spring Texas Keller Williams Professionals - Cypresswood - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate

Hi Lindsey,

I'm exhausting just reading about your mishaps! Whew! Sometimes our days are challenging, but it's the outcome that makes a difference!

Jul 30, 2010 11:52 PM #2
Dan Schwieder
R.I.M. Realty - Farmington, AR
Dan Schwieder - Broker

Thanks for putting a smile on my face! Life comes at you pretty fast some days and this post is good proof!

Jul 30, 2010 11:55 PM #3
Roseanne Campagna
John L. Scott RE Maple Valley, WA - Maple Valley, WA
Kent/DesMoines/Blk Diamond/Renton/Maple Valley, WA

LOL, a sense of humor is mandatory for Mom's.

Jul 30, 2010 11:58 PM #4
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Marchel - I have a feeling that my kids will still be finding ways to upside down my days as adults. They are so much fun!

Amanda - Exhausting is how every day is for me. :) It's why I have downtime at the end... refreshers! :)

Dan - You just never know how it's gonna end. It's fun.

Roseanne - Would we survive without it?

Jul 31, 2010 12:11 AM #5
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Oh Mom:  It sounds like just another typical day at Lendsey's house.  And, you seem to be handling it so well.  Great job.  Cute story.

And... what a nice picture you have up in that right hand corner.  Now, finally, I have the pictures I need to write my post.  I will try and get it out tomorrow.  Take care... have a great weekend, and give my best to the chickens... <smile>

Jul 31, 2010 12:48 AM #6
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Hi Lindsey, thanks for the smile and the reality of life with children. 

Jul 31, 2010 06:55 AM #7
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Dan - It is reality with kids. :)

Karen - Have fun with your post. I figured this post made it timely to put it back up! It's what I "didn't" write that probably have everyone in stitches. During all this mayhem I was blanching corn to freeze and snapping beans that needed to get in the freezer. I got everything accomplished, but it was tight, tight, tight,

Jul 31, 2010 09:18 AM #8
Carra Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO

Lindsey....Reading your post I had to chuckle.  I know it was not funny at the time but after the fact, you had to laugh!  Murphy of Murphy's Law was certainly working overtime on you.

Jul 31, 2010 01:11 PM #9
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Carra - Certainly. I actually had my head on right yesterday and was laughing by the time I even got to my car. I 'had a feeling' that the whole night was gonna run on the same stream.

Jul 31, 2010 01:14 PM #10
Marcy Moyer
Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist - Palo Alto, CA

ou are the typical working mother. I am not sure that if you haven't been through it there is any way to really understand.


Jul 31, 2010 03:08 PM #11
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

Those were the good ol days. Mine are grown and gone. I would love to have them back.

Jul 31, 2010 08:32 PM #12
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Marcy. It's kind of like 'life goes on....' :) It is an everyday story with a twist!

Robert - That's what I keep in the forefront. They will grow and then I'll wish for them to be here causing havoc.

Jul 31, 2010 10:53 PM #13
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