Infections and Friends and IKEA Make for a Busy Week

Infections and Friends and IKEA Make for a Busy Week

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/17/21

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Tag had a medical emergency the other night, which was exciting. He was in loads of pain for a couple of days after his vacation with friends in North Carolina. So, he ended up in the ER and found out that he has a bacterial infection (and will be just fine). But it was scary. He thinks he may have caught something in the ocean. Ew. I’m glad he went to the hospital, though, because it gave us the peace of mind we all needed.

Besides the ocean giving him an infection, he had a great trip.

Speaking of being healthy, I started taking a new vitamin that has miraculous effects on my mood. I’ve also realized that highly processed foods affect me in a horrid way and give me a temper, so I’ve been staying away from them and taking this vitamin, and I’m so much more balanced. No outbursts or mood swings. It’s amazing. The vitamin is called Rhodiola. Check it out.

I also had my first session with the hypnotist today, and it was thrilling but more on that next week, I wanna see if it worked. And Tag and I are still going to see the nutritionist soon; I’m eager to hear how to make our bodies and brain thrive through food! But I hope it’s not overly strict because we all know I’m an eater. I love to eat. I just wanna do it right.

Okay, you know how I’ve talked about my life/professional coach? Well, he’s telling me I need to take a day off during the week. I mean, seriously. I feel like I already pack 27 hours into a 24-hour day, and I don’t know how I’m gonna do it. But I’m paying him to tell me how to live a more productive and successful life, so I have to assume he knows more than me.

I’m trying to take Sundays off, but it’s not going well. I showed some land on Mother’s Day, actually. Oops. I still spent time with the kids and had a lot of fun on Saturday with my in-laws. We went to Lariat Lodge in Evergreen for brunch, and it was stupendous, per the norm. Maybe next Sunday is my day. I’ll let you know.

Socially, life has been good! My friend Veronica is coming to visit from Oklahoma City. She manages a gallery at a college there. Kind of a dream job for her. Unfortunately, her co-workers are not part of that same dream. I think it gets frustrating for her. So, to CO she comes to get away from it all.

I saw an old friend in Ken Carl this week, and that was really nice and needed. It happened to be a friend-filled weekend because then I met up with my other friend (who is selling her house in Georgetown soon), and we went to the mother of all stores, IKEA. I love IKEA as much as I love my kids (sometimes more). It’s my all-time favorite store in the whole wide world.

But, get this; apparently, there’s a furniture shortage. The place was out of tons of stuff. And that was weird. Meatballs were there, don’t fret, but no herring, boo. Anyway, we went for staging furniture for her house, and we didn’t leave empty-handed, but it wasn’t as perfect as we had hoped.

We need to get her house ready fast because summer is upon us, which means people will be vacationing and dealing with kids at home and all that. I want to get this house up by Thursday the 20th, so we get it on the market while it’s hot.

Pro tip: When you stage a house to sell, you have to understand that it’s nothing like creating a masterfully designed space. You want it to look good, yes, but you don’t want a lot of stuff; if it’s smaller than a football, lose it. The goal is to make the space look large and functional and good in photos. Declutter, depersonalize.

It’s funny to think about summer since it’s still snowing every other day. I need to get out here and am still considering a month-long trip to a warm climate mid-winter next year. Probably Florida, we’d be able to see family, it’s easy to get to, maybe get something near Disney for the kids, all that. I was thinking about Costa Rica but the logistics scared me.

Florida is really hot. Can. Not. Wait. Of course, let’s talk about how I feel about the heat after the summer. I’ll probably want to vacation in the Arctic Circle.

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

I have two closings coming up, and each deal has gone smoothly so far. I’m waiting for the inspection on one, but I’m not too concerned because I have people calling me daily to check the status and wanting to put in backup offers. Both houses are in the foothills so it’s nice to be working close to home.

It’s still a crazy-strong market for sellers. If you’re buying, don’t expect to get a deal. If you need a place, you’ll be paying up. That’s just how it is right now, unfortunately. They’re not anticipating a huge windfall of inventory coming anytime soon, so this will be around for a bit. That said there are some economic clouds on the horizon so it will be important to keep a close eye on things in order to anticipate any sudden turbulence.

That’s all I got this week! Hope you guys enjoy your weekend! Talk soon.

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