Showing posts from August, 2013

Mission accomplished–Part 1

We did it! Our house is finally on the market…clean, updated, and ready to turn over to a new owner. We’ve been at this a year now, plowing through all the “stuff” necessary to make it marketable. What a project! My take-away advice to you is: don’t wait until the last minute to get your house ready! Instead of enjoying our wonderful Colorado outdoors this summer, we have cranked on the million little things it takes to make a major move. Oh the sorting, packing, hammering, painting, cleaning, labeling, weeding, trimming, and throwing out! How many times I’ve looked at something in my hand and thought, “ Why have I kept this for so long?!” The local thrift stores have greatly increased their stock from our frequent trips. We, of course, had good reason for not getting certain updates and clean-out done sooner: LIFE. A full-time job for one of us, the other doing the homeschooling; side eddies of health issues, major events, and the prevailing thought that “I’ll get to that o