Monday, May 26, 2008

Do You Think It Was the Vagisil That Sealed the Deal?

Here's a recap of moving this year:

*  Lived in long-time home, outgrew it.  Sold house.
*  August 2007.  Moved into new house.  
*  Really pissed off husband.
*  March 2008.  Found 6 month rental in San Diego until we figured things out.  Moved.
*  May 2008.  Found new house and are in 30 day escrow.  
*  Husband extremely happy with staying in San Diego.  
*  Finding rental home replacements for final 2 months of lease.
*  June 2008.  We'll move again.

So that we don't end up with our new mortgage and an obscene rent payment for two months, we've begun showing the rental so that the owner can rent it to someone more stable appropriate for the long term.

Shortly after a trip to the grocery store, a couple came to see the house.  I was just finishing putting the groceries/toiletries away when they arrived.  They politely looked around.  They politely left.  They politely sent an email saying that they would like to begin a lease in our home. 

To my horror, I realized that not all of the groceries had been put away before their arrival.  The one meant to be put in a medicine cabinet and far out of sight was smack dab in the middle of the kitchen table.

So, do you think it was the Vagisil that sealed the deal?  They say to make your home smell like fresh-baked cookies, to play classical music, and to turn on all of the lights.  I say, leave out some Vagisil.  Worked for me.  

(P.S.  Antibiotics from lip episode didn't agree with my body, hence the photo above.)  

27 comments:

Cheri said...

Vagisil for that fresh-baked feeling.

Amber M. said...

Cheri cracks me up. Great story!!

Krystyn said...

Yep...that would have done it for me!

utmommy said...

It had to have been that!!

Trish said...

You are NOT telling me the Doctor recommended that you put VAGISIL on your lips did he? Ewww.

Jennifer H said...

I would have simmered some apple cider with cinnamon on the stove.

But(clearly) I would have been wrong.

Hilarious story!

tommie said...

that is hilarious! Probably made them feel like they were in a home.

We are practically homeless, our stuff is packed and in boxes. But it has no where to go. Soon we will be in KY to find a house, but not until July! UGH!

CC said...

That MUST have been it! Note to self, when selling house, make sure to leave out personal hygiene items.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You poor dear--I know just what you need--lunch with Cheri and Denise on Wednesday.

katydidnot said...

oh, um, i was confused about the cookies and vagisil connection. i've re-read and i'm all set now, but that was weird for a minute.

Kellan said...

Oh My - fresh baked cookies - HA!

Hope you had a good Memorial weekend - see you soon - Kellan

debawriter said...

Cookie? Good name for it. Vejayjay was getting old. :)

p.s. Congrats!
Deb
sandiegomomma.com

mommypie said...

Who knew? I'm trying to rent out a house ... maybe I should give it the 'ole Vagisil try?

Thanks for stopping by today -- love your blog -- I'll be back!

Wendi said...

Vagisil...Who knew?
Thanks for sharing.
I will definitely remember this tidbit when I decide to sell.

Stephanie said...

Thats hilarius! I'm nwe to the blog..just wanted to say hello!

Angela said...

You are too funny!
Well it worked but I don't think I would try it.

Kathryn said...

Oh no!!! That is hilarious! Glad it all worked out. :)

4 Little Men & Twins said...

You're so funny1 :)

Stephanie said...

Hahaha! I'm sure that's what would have done it for me. Who needs cookies and candles?!

Mary said...

Yup, that did it!
Too funny :)

Lindsey said...

Laughing out loud.

Seriously.

I'm so glad you shared this story!:)

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

OHmommy said...

HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Ok, I am so tired this morning that for just a split second I thought you were going to use the wipes on your lips. *rolling my eyes at myself*

You should send this house selling tip into Martha Stewart. =)

Misty said...

Um..... no comment...... (wink)

ispeakbeanish said...

Girl, I'd be crazy after moving that many times. At least there's a light at the end of the tunnel!

Amy said...

wtf?

Lisa said...

That is hillarious. Oh. My. Gawd....