1. You will spend a lot of money. To wit:
$66 today, at Home Depot, mulch and pansies. We had to spend an extra 9 bucks on pansies for our kids' teachers; they insisted on bringing each one of them a flower. A testament to my kids and their teachers.
$56 today to see an awful movie while a realtor showed the house from 5-6pm.
$250 lost on a freelance job yesterday because I needed to get up at four, do the least bit of work I could get away with, do a bevy of dropoffs and then clean the house to the bone for a noon showing, that never showed up.
2. You will get really excited during bad movies: Hey, kids, look! The Easter Bunny landed in Hollywood! We're gonna live in Hollywood!(Not really, but close enough.)
3. As if you haven't spent enough money, every appliance in your house will break. (Last week: $186 to fix the washer. This week: who knows how much to fix the dishwasher that decided to stop working yesterday, because, in the words of our appliance guy, "it got jealous."
4. You will get really familiar with all the takeout in town. I am sick of Tinga, Open the Sesame is great but too pricey. Tonight was Lalibela, fantastic but we will be fighting each other for time on the commode tomorrow.
5. Along with all the money you will spend at Home Depot, on stagers, on handymen, on napkins to stage your kitchen, you will spend lots and lots and lots of money at the liquor store.