RE: [gardeners] re: Dumb Question now New House

Catharine Vinson (
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 10:36:11 -0400

Rosemary, I understand your frustration. But take 10 deep breaths and repeat
to yourself:

1. you enjoyed the *process* of making your gardens, you learned a lot that
you will bring to the process of making a garden at your new house. So
ultimately it really doesn't matter what the next occupant of your current
house does to the house. You had the pleasure of the garden. That's what

2. all homeowners panic that they are never going to be able to sell their
houses. Baring a black Tuesday, I think it would be hard for a house NOT to
sell in today's market.

3. you will make it a LOT easier (and saner) for yourself if you make
yourself scarce when a realtor comes by with a sales prospect. It's
masochistic for the seller to ever see a prospect until earnest money
contracts are written at the earliest!

4. Follow the excellent advice posted here to crank up the bread machine a
hour or so before a realtor shows up with a prospect in tow. The aroma of
baking bread really, really gets to people on a subliminal level and has
helped sell houses for many years.

5. "This too shall pass."