The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Saturday, April 20, 2002

A sales lead

I met with a handy man today to go over Condo Conner and get an estimate of what he'll charge to fix the numerous things that need fixing before I can consider selling the place. As we were going through the place, we heard a voice call out. It took us several moments to pin point the voice, which was coming from just outside the porch.

A couple had wandered up and were looking for the owner of the condo. I walked up and introduced myself. They asked if I had placed the condo up for sale yet.

“No, not yet,” I said. “I'm still in the process of getting everything out,” I said, motioning to some of the items still left, “and getting it into a saleable condition before putting it on the market.”

“Oh, so you are selling it?” said the wife.


“Because a friend of ours that also lives here is interested in buying it.”


“Yes, and he'll be willing to buy it as is and fix it up himself.”

Woo hoo! I thought. Yes! This will be over soon!

“So, can we have your phone number so we can give it to our friend?”

“Um … ” I still don't know the new phone number for The Facility in the Middle of Nowhere. “I don't know the new phone number yet. Do you have email?”


Woo hoo! “Okay,” I said. “Here's my email address … ”

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