Tuesday, March 27, 2012

We are getting there, March 27, 2012

We have been working on the house getting our stuff sorted for one month now, and today was the first day we left the house before 4-5 pm.  The house has been sorted with items for sale, items to put into storage and items to take to Retama Village, our RV lot in Mission, TX. 

Last Sunday our son, Rich, and grandson, Zach, helped us move our stuff to a storage unit using a U-Haul truck.


Here Zach and Bob are being brakes (photo taken just a split second late) for Rich bringing a file cabinet down the ramp.


IMG_3994Our daughter, Jenny, and granddaughter, Abby, looking through a jewelry box for treasures.







Other progress items include, the house to be  listed on April 23rd.

A four day estate sale April 12-15th.  The folks doing the sale have started staging the rooms already. 

The pest inspection revealed some dry rot issues in both bathrooms, so the repairs have been made, hopefully they will pass their Pest re-inspection tomorrow.

The roof inspection revealed additional work to be done, and that work has been completed, now we have a two year guarantee for the new owners.

IMG_3990Bob found in one of the boxes his old clarinet, so we had it refurbished and how our grandson Zach, has it and is learning how to play it again, he did play one a couple of years ago.  He is very excited to have his grandpa’s clarinet.


One day Bob spent all day cleaning the gutters.  Also the house has been power washed, so now we know we only need to repaint the entrance.


On Thursday ABF U-Pack Moving is delivering a Relo Cube for us to pack up, then they will take the cube to the Mission, Texas and keep it in storage until be need it.

So after the Cube is loaded on Thursday, we will be down to the jobs that clean, repair, and/or replace items in the house that need it.  Today we replaced a hall light fixture, turned out the ballast was defective. We are on the down hill slide, having worked so far 14 days straight, working at least part of the last two weekends.  The aches and pains are setting in.

Parting comment – sorting and cleaning out a house is not for sissies.


Elaine said...

Its a big big job, what to pitch, what to give away and what to store...what to keep...cleaning, painting etc...no wonder you are experiencing aches and pains...but it will soon be over and well worth it in the end..there is a light at the end of your tunne.

GzrGldGeo said...

Good to hear from you guys. That made me tired just reading it.

E Squared and Mui said...

A lot of progress and light at the end of the tunnel. Here's to a speedy sale and closing.

Travelwithwhippets said...

Whew! I feel tired just reading your post! Next winter we can raise a glass to celebrate all your hard work!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Reading about all your work getting the house ready for sale gave me flashbacks, I guess I have PTHSS (Post Traumatic House Sale Syndrome).

Good luck with all the upcoming sales, maybe you'll make enough to buy a gallon or two of diesel. ;c)

Peggy n David said...

Wow! I am SO not looking forward to doing the same thing to the house in PA...only thing is we are not putting it up for sale for a couple years...

I'll say a prayer for healing muscles and aches...

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