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Still working on the house

April 22nd, 2007 at 01:04 pm

Well, I haven't been here for a while. I've been so busy with the house, pushing to be ready to show by the end of the month. I feel like I've done a lot, but all I can think of right now is that I've finished painting the two bedrooms and I've replaced a set of closet doors. Now I'm trying to pull stuff together for a garage sale, which I will hold on Saturday. I'm gathering a lot more stuff than I thought I had.

I've been to another funeral since I was here last -- the sister of the aunt who died several weeks ago. It was not a great surpise that the two sisters went close together. They were always very, very close, and they were both ill. It was good to see family and pay my respects, but the trip cost me a day and half, which was stressful, when I'm working so hard to get ready to sell. Fortunately, I did not have to pay for anything but gas; food and lodging were covered by someone else.

As far as money matters go, I am continuing to dribble money away. Today I bought some frames, a lampshade, and some artificial flowers just to pretty things up. I've given my handyman another $175 for his work, and he has yet to replace the hinges on the kitchen cabinets and hang some shelves. I have to have the ceiling fixed, also, and that will not be cheap. I also have someone scheduled to trim all the bushes. Some time I will total everything I've spent fixing up the house, but not right now; it's too scary!

I would say it's looking nice, but right now it's a wreck, with everything pulled out for the garage sale. I'll be glad when THAT's over!

1 Responses to “Still working on the house”

  1. Sunshine Suz Says:

    I am still feeling your pain!!!

    The real estate lady came to my daughters house on Thursday and said that she (we!) needed to paint the 2 bedrooms and small bathroom that we thought didn't need painting. Aiiii-yiii-yiii!

    And since she's selling most of her furniture in a garage sale (this Saturday), I have been bringing a few items and some decorative stuff from my house to brighten hers up.

    When it gets sold and she gets moved, I am going to "Pretend" like I am moving and go ahead and fix up and clean up my house really good.

    I've enjoyed reading your journey of fixing up your house...makes it seem like we're in it together.

    Too much stuff and too little time!

    Good luck!

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