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 one of these days” that somehow didn’t always happen. My Beloved did an amazing job over the years of fixing up a fixer-upper in his free time, but I’m amazed at what he’s accomplished in eight months of retirement!


I’ve loved using my new kitchen! Here you can see the New Improved! look:

I opted not to take down the old wallpaper before selling—just too much work with all the other stuff I had to do. But it’s got a sort of charm, nevertheless, and I have to leave something for the new owners to do, right?

A rainy summer made our backyard into a lush, green park…


So now it’s to sell the house, finish our packing, load up, and head for Arizona. This is the hard part—saying goodbye to all our wonderful friends and leaving with hearts absolutely full of fun memories and richness. Knowing that this all came from the loving hand of the Lord, I have confidence that this new chapter will bring its own world of goodness.

Mission accomplished, Part One. Stay tuned…


  1. So good to hear from you. I have been thinking of you and missing your posts. What a busy summer you have had! I'm glad things are going well. Your kitchen is beautiful -- too beautiful to leave! I pray that your home sells quickly and you can head to AZ soon (before snow sets in). ~ ((hugs)) & Blessings ♥

    1. Thank you, Jane! So nice to hear from you. Yes, I've missed my blogging friends...though I've kept up reading yours and others', I've just not had time to comment or post. Hopefully that will change in the near future! I've got a lot of catching up to do...

      Blessings on your holiday weekend!

  2. So glad that things are going so well for you. Your kitchen is lovely. I hope the selling and moving continue to go well.

    1. Thanks for sticking with me, JoAnn! I appreciate your kind words. Hope you've had a good summer and are off to a good start with your homeschooling. I'll pop in soon and catch up on your blog!

  3. You have had a lovely house all along, but isn't it a shame we wait until just before we move out to make the upgrades we could have enjoyed ourselves?

    And did I hear you sold your house already?!

    1. Hi, Sally,

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I wish we had done some of these changes long ago. But there were reasons...

      And yes, it sold over the weekend! Now on to the next phase. Any advice?


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