Last night the *Octogenarian called with an invitation to visit the new property on Friday! She said she wanted to show me around the gardens before all their spring loveliness was bloomed out!
Isn’t she lovely to think of that?
She also said she had some photographs of the old place for me too.
Is it Friday yet?
*NOTE: For those who wonder why I call her the Octogenarian. I do it to protect her anonymity. I didn’t want to put her name out there on the net, lest she run into it and not appreciate my bandying it about!
22 thoughts on “A phone call and an invitation…”
That is what I call very thoughtful ! Only 3 more sleeps to go till Friday 🙂
Isn’t she the best?
Well, Claire, when you put it that way it’s not so bad after all!
Oh! Photographs? I hope you’ll share.
I totally agree – photos are a must!
I promise, Diane! 🙂
Have a great time. It’ll be Friday before you can blink – time goes zoing when you’re my great age!
I know. Viv, it goes faster and faster all the time
Protecting privacy… it’s a good thing. I never use real names online, either… at least not while the person still lives.
Exactly so! Well, unless they know it’s coming and they don’t mind.
How sweet to let you come see what’s blooming, where. I know you’re excited!
YES! I am, Patti. 😉
What a lovely thought. I bet there’s not many people who think of giving a Spring Garden tour to the new owners of their property.
She is a very special person, Victoria! I am grateful for her generosity, and that I’ll get to know her a bit more.
That is going to be a very nice friday.. and I can imagine how excited you are..
Chantal, the house is having a very long closing (our choice for her sake), so getting over to visit with the Octogenarian, to see the gardens, and to hear about its history is wonderful to me!
Clearly, what’s going on here isn’t so much a real estate deal as a passing of the torch. It must give her such comfort to know that the person buying her place is someone who’s interested not only in its history but also it’s present and future beauty. I can’t wait to see the photos!
That, my friend, is exactly it! The son was conducting the sale of the place, but from our first step inside the door we wanted it. It is an antique in every sense of the word… She had us most of the way through the house and said, “Of course when you remodel it…” to which Bob and I replied in unison, “Noooo…! Its perfect just as it is!”
I think the sale was made right then.
The son was playing hard ball, but the realtor said that, “She liked us.” 😉
Linda I have been so wrapped up in everything lately. I need to pay you a good and proper visit, but I need to do it when my mind is clear. Your writing requires a clear head and thinking good read! xo
YEA! Now all you need to do is take one of the feather kids with you. You think you could put one on a leash for a day? Ok, maybe not. So take some photos of your own place and take those to show her. BTW, how is Tucker?
The feather kids don’t go until the last bit it moved in. THEN they get to come along. 😉 The photos sound like an idea though…
Tucker began his meds two days ago. We don’t really notice any difference yet. I think it could take a few months to level out the correct dosage, and then he will begin to feel more like his old self again. Thank you, Anita!
Lynda, she already knows you love this property, and just as you had hoped, she’s sharing the history, so that you may carry on the legacy. What a splendid and thoughtful gift on her part. Friday seems like an eternity, eh?
Yes it is, and yes it does! LOL!