Updated: Apr 16, 2020
In the last 2 weeks, I handled 8 offers, sold 4 houses, and listed 2 houses almost all without leaving my desk. Uber-competent-assistant Sheree went to the new listings to measure, take photos, etc., but I may have forgotten how to do my “public face” makeup.
My regular haircut appointment was eliminated. If, as they say, the difference in a good haircut and a bad haircut is 3 days, between forgetting my makeup routine and the hair thing, the weeks going by are going to make me pretty funny-looking. It’s good to be able to work so much from home.
Negotiations. Contracts. Inspections. Preparing for closings. Working long days at my computer, my Grammarly software says that I wrote 81,000 words last week and 89,000 the week before. My brother says that the combined total amounts to 30% of Shakespeare’s currently published works. 🙂 He is probably full of beans, but it is some 340 pages single-spaced.
For fun, there is Facebook. And, I have been calling single friends who might be lonely. That has been a delight! Lots of people are finding interesting ways to spend their days. Using our area listserve to share the list of treasures to find, our neighbors organized a scavenger hunt for kids. Others organized a bear hunt (stuffed bears in windows.) My favorite today is watching two women who walk together daily now using their phones and earbuds to talk as they go at a safe distance apart.
have had a volunteer committee meeting on Google Hangout and another on Zoom. We even have a Board of Zoning Appeals meeting coming up using Zoom.
A doc married to a pulmonologist reached out to me for help finding folks willing to use/lend 3D printers to make face shields for health care workers. So far, the library, USD #501, and our local maker space have stepped up to help. I think that’s very exciting, all prompted by a Facebook message with this note from Toronto: Turns out, there is nothing boring about being at home! Who knew? 🙂 #FeelingLuckyThatILikeMyHusband
Written by Helen Crow