Our House Is For Sale!

by Kim on July 10, 2011 · 35 comments


Our house is for sale!

It’s been an intense few weeks of getting our house in perfect condition (who wants to come for dinner, we’ll eat off of the floors) but finally it is on the market! 

We had our first showing on Saturday so we shoved the dogs into the car and spent a half hour at the dog park.  When we got back 45 minutes later there was a couple parked in front of our house, peeking in our windows.  Feeling awkward, we drove around the block, but when we came back they were walking around in our back yard.  Half an hour later they were still there (a good sign?), so we went and got some food and beers down the street.  Our open house was on Sunday afternoon, and now we’re just waiting for the offers to roll in (that’s how it works, right?). 


Our house, but hopefully not for long

Thanks to a tip from a friends mom, we bought a statue of St. Joseph to bury in our yard.  St. Joseph is the patron saint of selling houses (or something like that) and he will hopefully bring us good luck and help us sell our house quickly!

Originally we gave St. Joseph a place of honor on our shelf but Brian thought he might not appreciate being overshadowed by Buddha.


Can St. Joseph and Buddha coexist?

So we gave him his own shelf.

We didn’t want to take any chances.

I wanted St. Joseph to get a good sense of the neighborhood so I took him on a few runs, over to the neighbors house and out to our local watering hole.  Then I sat him down and explained to him exactly why we need him to help us sell our house.


Explaining to St. Joseph that we want to sell our house so we can travel the world.

Just to make sure he understood we showed him our itinerary on the world map.

Don’t worry, that’s not really our itinerary

Finally, when the time was right, we buried him in the yard.  After much research we determined that burying him head down and facing the house would bring us the most luck.


Brian digs a hole for St. Joseph


St. Joseph moves into his temporary home

Bring us luck St. Joseph! (P.S. check out my new haircut!) 


Me, my new haircut, and St. Joseph

Thanks to everyone that’s pulling for us and sending us good vibes from all over the world.  We can feel them!

If you live in Oregon and are interested in an adorable house in North Portland that’s walkable to shops, restaurants, pubs, movie theaters, the post office, library, grocery stores and pretty much everything else please email me and I will send you the listing!