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A pretty good week, despite the rain

Diary of a real estate rookie

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I didn't show any properties last weekend, because it rained. And rained and rained. The downpour was historic; the weatherman said that if it had been just a little bit colder, we would have gotten snow instead, and we would have gotten six feet of it! So anyway, hubby and I stocked up our cupboards and we stayed in and cooked. The week, we figured, could start on Monday. But it turned out to be a pretty good week. The first sign that things were going to be all right was at the beach: I own an investment property near the shore, and flooding had previously forced me to gut the basement, so I was pretty sure my house had washed away in this deluge. Au contraire: walls, ceilings, still there. Basement dry. Sure the weird leak into the hall light fixture -- the one that two handymen, an electrician, a plumber and a physical engineer haven't quite been able to diagnose -- was still there, and some raccoon had dragged kitchen garbage all over my front porch, but all-in-all I thought I ...