Hello dear friends,
So much has been going on that its hard to know where to start. I was sitting at the dining table with my mom pricing items for the booth when the phone rang. It was a longtime friend, who happens to be a realtor, calling. "Hi, how ya doin'...blah, blah, blah...would you consider selling your house? I have someone who is interested in it," he said. "What!" I said then took a deep breath.
To make a long story short. My husband and talked it over and decided that if we sold, we could downsize (we have 80 acres) and live mortgage free. So yes, we would consider selling. And the whirlwind began.
We had just emptied a large storage room in order to build some new shelving -- boxes were everywhere; antique frames, lamps and furniture scattered about; lumber was stacked in the hallway of our lower level (i.e. walkout basement that serves as our family room/office.) I'm sure you get the picture, and its not pretty!
In addition to the mess downstairs, the rest of the house had been kind of ignored since the holidays and definitely needed some major sprucing up. So the past several days have been spent cleaning, sorting and organizing, the shelves were built and everything loaded back into the store room. Exhausting work when done at a madcap pace.