Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Anticipation

After signing a gazillion forms, the ball is now in the listing agent's court. It's been awhile since I've signed mortgage documents, but it's clear that industry is not in least bit green. There were more pieces of paper and signatures for making an offer on a home than I gather to admit patients into hospice. You know, if you really think about that, it's quite an astonishing statement.

Of course, with the deed done, I'm second guessing things tonight, but really? The house is pretty much perfect and I can envision my things fitting there quite well. In my mind's eye, we, and the yarn, are all but moved in.

To help keep me occupied while I anticipate being laughed at for our bid, I started to look up quotes from Winnie the Pooh. I loved Owl in the original movies. He was always so preposterous with the things he said, but at the same time, very polished sounding. My search took me to IMDB where I picked up these lines from Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day:

Owl: This is just a mild spring zephyr compared to the big wind of '67. Or was it, uh, '76? Oh, well, no matter. Oh, I remember the big blow well.
Piglet: I'll remember this one, too.
Owl: It was the year my Aunt Clara went to visit her cousin. Now, her cousin was not only gifted on the glockenspiel, but being a screech owl, also sang soprano in the London Opera.
Winnie the Pooh: [muffled, with a honey pot in his face] Thank you, Piglet.
Owl: You see, her constant practicing so unnerved my aunt, that she laid a seagull egg by mistake. Whoooooooo!

I've seen that video 800,000 times. No lie. It's a particular favorite of Rachel's and we would watch it over and over and over again.

Have you seen this video, or heard the voice of the actor who played Owl? It's the same actor (Hal Smith) who played Otis Campbell, the town drunk, on The Andy Griffith Show. To my ears, they sound nothing alike.

If you're bored enough that your still reading my nervous drivel, Hal hails from Petoskey, Michigan.

Who knew?

Since it's obvious we all need something to do while we wait to hear the news, here's a nice little song to serenade us:


I always thought Carly Simon was a beautiful woman. I saw her once on the ferry going to Martha's Vineyard. As pretty as she was in photos, this woman was stunning in person.

Now, where in the world did I put the Pepcid?




20 comments:

Devon said...

It is so odd that you would quote pooh tonight. my closest friend loved the subtle wisdom of winnie the pooh, her funeral is tomorrow. She was 106 years old!

I have a very good feeling about the house, maybe a valentines weekend move!!!

Brenda said...

I would be nervous also. It is not everyday that you purchase a house. How cool that you saw Carly Simon. She was one of my favorites in the early 70's and she has aged very very well. I don't think I have seen Winnie the Pooh, but will try to someday. Fingers crossed for you...

Ruth said...

Still keeping my fingers crossed for you - sending good vibes across the planet.

Rose said...

So glad I checked your blog before I went to bed; I was wondering how it was going. Good luck!

Stephanie V said...

That house must be yours. No one should have to suffer all this nail-biting for nothing. May the force be with you!

Rudee said...

Devon, I'm sending my condolences across the wires. I'm sorry for your loss. 106 years is an amazing run in life. Imagine all she saw!

Rudee said...

Brenda! I can't believe that. If you haven't seen Winnie the Pooh (the originals), then Maddie hasn't, either. You have to fix that!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh yes Winnie the Pooh. You know with 6 kids I saw it a few hundred times. It is 12:25 and I went to bed early, but couldn't go to sleep to just browsing around. Wonder when you will know?
QMM

Silliyak said...

I can't find my copy of "The Tao of Pooh", but I recommend it. Good luck!

Tigers said...

Fingers crossed for you! It looks like a lovely house.

Miss 376 said...

Waiting is the hard part, I do hope it's good news

Jadekitty said...

We watched a lot of Winnie The Pooh growing up (and reading it for the first 12 years of my life) and I still love it to this day.

Lovely song!

Miss T said...

Fingers still crossed!

debra said...

AND, it's got a porch!!! Digits still crossed. xo

sapphireblue said...

I'm so excited for you. I really hope all goes well. The closing paperwork is certainly not "green" either.

Rositta said...

Having bought and sold eight houses for myself and many countless more for other people I wouldn't be quite as nervous as you. I have kind of a Que sera sera attitude towards these things. It will unfold as it should for you and worrying too much won't help. I love the house, it looks very much like ours except we don't have such a large veranda, sigh. Paperwork, yup...lots and lots of paperwork, here too...ciao

bettyjf1 said...

Oh Rudee, I'M nervous for you. Hope it all works out. Do they have 24 hours there to respond? I think that's what we had, last time we sold a house.
Good Luck!

NCmountainwoman said...

I have loved Winnie-the-Pooh as long as I can remember. I favor the original stories from the little red books.

Fingers crossed with anticipation and good luck here!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Buying houses is the most stressful we ever do, according to the experts, I'm not sure because I haven't purchased one for a long time! Hope it goes well and ends up going in your favour.

CJ xx

Gail said...

If this is truly THE HOUSE, it will be yours.

I love Carly Simon!