OK, the honeymoon period is now over - five weeks and not a dicky-bird, despite being assured by many that our house would be snapped up in a week. Apparently, there is a 'critical shortage of stock' in our area and houses only come on the market if there is death or divorce, or more rarely, retirement as our case. Of course, it is possible that we started off over-priced. We have now changed agents, dropped our price to a more market-related value and viewings are beginning to flow. The first person was British woman with two teenagers (and a 3-year-old). They all loved the house and would be the ideal owners regarding walking distance to good schools, a bedroom each and our swimming pool. However, money would have to come from the UK and was it seemed a 'complicated' matter - although they would have been laughing all the way to the bank considering the favourable exchange rate. Next has been a black couple: he, an up-and-coming lawyer with a big firm (six foot in an expensive suit, looking like a handsome escapee from LALaw or more recently, Suits). Fascinatingly, his tiny wife was wearing a traditional blanket around her body, pinned under the arms and a headscarf. Forgive me, but this is the way domestics dress around here. I was pretty sure our humble street would not be yuppy enough for him and she might not have liked our neighbors. It turns out they both like the house but not the area. Tomorrow we have a local cash buyer. That is always interesting. On Thursday, all 100 agents for this area belonging to our chosen agency are coming to see the property. Things should accelerate after that, what with the Internet advertising sites, 'virtual tour' and lovely pics. Watch this space. Meanwhile, hubby is determinedly cleaning out his garage and moving his precious things to our retirement house (header pic on blog). Luckily, it won't be a huge wrench for us to move there (as is the plan), as we've been building it for 7 years now and have already spent many happy times there with our family so it also feels like home.