So, we ride by the lot every week. It’s gone from a muddy mess to seeing some plumbing stuff to a concrete slab but this week we saw this!
They’re framing the ground floor! It’s starting to look like it’s a real, happening thing! Still weird though to think that will be our house. We’ll actually be leaving this familiar, comfortable home in the spring to a brand spanking new house in an area we don’t know like the back of our hands and where we only know a few people. What an adventure for this pair of AARP members!
We’re still trying to get our house ready to put on the market. We think, at this point, it will be ready in two weeks. We’ve been thinking “two weeks” ever since we made the decision to sell back in August. LOL But everything is coming to a close. All those repairs are finishing up. Not things that will bring any more money, mind you, but things that could have hurt the sale. Who knew we’d let the house get in such “bad” shape?
One thing we didn’t plan on was replacing the carpet in the one carpeted room we have. Why, in a 1950’s house where every single room except the kitchen and bathrooms is hardwood would the den have a plywood subfloor? I won’t go into detail as to why the carpet is suddenly being replaced. If I was the reason for that, I’d lay it all out there so we could all get a good laugh, but it wasn’t me, so I’ll not speak of it. Anyway, the carpet should be laid in a couple of weeks and all other repairs should finish about the same time so……
One thing I’m facing is the massive amount of stuff waiting to be photographed and listed on Etsy or eBay — or taken to the booth or put in a yard sale if that seems best.
What a mess!!! An overwhelming mess at that. The waiting-to-be-listed stuff far outnumbers the stuff that’s out there for sale:
It absolutely has to be cleaned up before we tell our realtor to come take pictures.
I’ve been chipping away listing things as time permitted, but I’ve got to do something. Major. Now. And I’m procrastinating at this very minute. You see, I woke up in the middle of the night and decided I should have a marathon photo taking session. Take pics of EVERYTHING, put them in boxes, take them to the shop and, after those probably thousands of pictures have been edited, bring a box home at a time to write up descriptions. Huh. How far do you think I’ll get with that? Anyone care to place bets? Taking pictures is actually my least favorite part of selling online. I’m trying to rustle up the get-up-and-go to get in there and get started.
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