Thursday, September 16, 2021

Whadd'ya Say?

I continue to be in awe of the Pacific NorthWest. It couldn't be lovelier.

Yesterday was a tough one. I drove towards an interview and my brain kept saying, "Just keep on driving Linda. You don't have to do this. Just keep driving and don't stop". The big girl in me did the right thing and went in the interview door. Two people were sitting there and they both quickly donned their masks. And that is when it hit me.....I will not be able to hear this man. I could not have been more right. The owner of the company rambled on and, despite my asking him to repeat himself twice, I heard about an 8th of what he said. I got his inflections so there we no questions missed but otherwise it was Charlie Brown's teacher...wha wha, wha wha wha. I sat and watched his face closely hoping that the eyes would populate what the lips normally help do but, alas, it was hopeless. My hearing aid decided to pick that very time to give me issues. Out of the blue I started getting feedback (which is audible to those around me). At which point I had to explain my hearing loss in full. Nothing like say, I can't hear you. I was able to clearly hear the gal, so that was helpful. Not terrible interesting, not much money. I think I may be offered the job. I'm hoping to have the courage to pass it up.

The Boy Scout had a huge setback too, so we were both a little raw when we got the news that we did not get the house we put an offer on AGAIN. Apparently someone offered close to $100K over asking. Yup! 100K!!!!  Discourage may be too soft a word but we took a good long nap and a good long drive and shook it off. 

Today is a new day.


  1. Yikes. I can see where that would be a problem. I have a hard time hearing Rick (no one else... what does that tell you?) when he is not facing me or if there is ambient noise. I feel like a broken record saying "What?" all the time!

    I'm sorry about the house. Maybe not surprised --the market is insane. But sad for you.

  2. That day is behind you. Here's hoping today is better. Your job and your house are out there somewhere. The Pac NW is gorgeous and I'm glad you have that to explore as you navigate this part of your journey!

  3. Sorry to hear that you had a bump in the road. Hard to believe that someone paid that much over the asking price, that's insane. Hope you two have a great weekend and things improve for you.

  4. Sorry to hear about that house offer $100,000 over asking price. This is quite a crazy time for real estate. I hope you and The Boy Scout find the home of your dreams there, and I hope you find the perfect job.

  5. That much over asking price is incredible.

    Glad you two were able to shake off the disappointment. Take care.


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