As some of you may know, I have been trying to sell my park model/sun porch RV lot in AZ. Century 21 has shown it five times in the past year and that contract was up a few days ago. I am considering selling it on my own. That was not my preference because I didn’t want to deal with all the paperwork. However, I am assured by others who have sold their own houses that the county will make sure I do it up right. To make sure it looked bright and attractive, I painted the front door a bright orange and put up my Christmas decorations sans a couple of red bows I haven’t found yet.
In the meantime, I have received some interesting advice over and over again about how to sell it quickly and without fail, so I went online to see if others might have used this method. Much to my surprise, there it was “How to sell your house with the help of the St. Joseph Statue.” Protestants and Catholics alike have advised me to do this.
I have to admit that I am getting a little desperate to sell…if I’m ever going to. Another year or two and I think age-wise, it will just be too late to step out to this new and greatly-anticipated adventure. Expectation of having to show the place within an hour of the agent’s phone call has certainly made me a better daily housekeeper. That is a good thing. It is far too easy to not make the bed if you get busy on the computer or to delay getting the dishwasher ready to do its thing and wait until the next evening to run it.
Last year my oldest daughter was here right after I made the decision to sell so we packed things away or gave them away and touched up a paint job or two. After our tree-trimming and rock raking, she left and I continued to get rid of “stuff” and make sure the place didn’t look too small by having more furniture than was necessary. The place was perfect. Well, that year went by and now the trees need trimming and the rocks need raking and the windows need cleaning. We did all that work for nothing. Now I’m starting over…well, maybe more continuing, because I really have tried to keep it up.
But back to my new friend, St. Joseph. I understand that it is a 500-year-old track record for home sales to bury a statue of St. Joseph in the ground. It also seems to be required that St. Joseph be buried upside down. It is also necessary to say a prayer and with a leap of faith, believe. I could get beyond burying poor St. Joseph upside down in my yard and go along with the prayer and the leap of faith. I did draw the line at a suggestion online that I wrap him in bacon.
But then, as a staunch Presbyterian, where do you get a St. Joseph statue? No prob. Amazon offered kits not only with statues, but information on the custom, instructions, quick delivery and responses by happy customers who had sold their homes within days. For what more could I ask? Wish me luck…oh, well, I guess I won’t need that. God Bless until next week.
Winter in the Wilderness, the first e-book novel published by Minshall, is offered at most Internet book sites. A print edition may be obtained from Amazon, or you can order an autographed copy from the author at Box 1040, Congress, AZ for $7.95 plus $3.50 for postage and handling.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”