I have texted and emailed updates on the house hunt to my siblings. I've had a number of conversations with my sisters, and brother sent one text about it being exciting and keep them up to date. I thought it was rather strange I hadn't heard more from him, but have my ideas about why that may be the case. So today I was talking to Sister. She had a conversation with Brother this week and asked him what he thought about my house. He expressed concern that it was a lot of house for me to handle and offered the opinion that it would be hard for someone my age. Sister pointed out I'm not that old and the house is much smaller than where I am now and has fewer steps.
She told me, "I think he thinks you're ancient!" I was always the third parent for him, and his mother-in-law is my age (his wife is much younger than he is), so I think he's having a difficult time keeping my age in perspective. For his wife, I'm mom's age, not sister's age. There are some other issues, of course.
I noticed that Realtor kept talking about how important it would be for me to have first floor laundry. I find myself wondering if he thinks I'm ancient, too. Maybe I should think about doing something about all that gray hair....