Sunday, June 7, 2009

Getting down to the nitty gritty...

Look what I bought today at Lowe's!! Do you think Mr. House Inspector Guy would be happy with me? I'm guessing he could care less. I'm betting house inspectors don't have much of a sense of humor. I don't think he'd get a kick out of my blog, so I'm not going to pass it on to him. (Don't tell him that this is the cheapest filter I could find...$3.97.)

I had one showing at noon today, but I don't know if anyone showed up for it. I went out to do some errands and didn't get back until almost 2:00. I always turn on all the lights, ceiling fans and turn down the A/C so that people know that everything is working and it's cool in the house. Most of the time, agents will turn everything off as they go through the house, but everything was still on when I got back today...and there was no telltale agent business card on my counter.

Oh, well, that's okay. I got a "feedback" e-mail from the agent who showed the house to the hour-and-15-minute couple last night. She said that they were going to put an offer in on the house and found out that it was already under contract. She added that if anything were to go "sour" with the contract to be sure and contact them as they thought my house was "a perfect fit" for them. So that adds a little bit of an edge to the whole deal and will give me some bargaining power with whatever turns up with the inspection this coming week. I've already come down a considerable amount from my listing price with the first offer, so that will give me the ability to stand my ground with any inspection items that come up.

I can't wait till all of this is over with. I hate the going back and forth crap between prices. I know they say it's a buyer's market right now, but I'm not going to give it away.

Since I'm done with home improvement projects, I decided to try a new recipe tonight. Jared got a free subscription to Food & Wine magazine when he got his American Express card, so I was looking through it today...

...and found this tasty-looking recipe...

It's been ages since I've had scallops, so I thought I'd try it out. I've made recipes with the little scallops, but never with the colossal sea scallops. Here are some of the basic ingredients...

Reduce the sauce...

Toss the baby spinach with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper...

And saute those bad boys...

And here's the end result. I added some zucchini and a couple slices of avacado. It was wonderful. A little bit of work, but definitely worth the effort. Jared came home as I was diving into my third scallop, so he was able to get a bite. He agreed...muy bien.

Here's the recipe if anyone is interested.

I'm sure my next post will be on the dreaded home inspection. :-(

2 comments:

Vee said...

Yum! Those scallops look tasty. Tim loves scallops. We'll have to try the recipe. Good news that you have another prospective buyer. Hope you get a good inspection report!

Isla Deb said...

The scallop recipe is definitely a keeper. And no word on the inspection yet! Yikes! I don't know if that's good or bad!