Saturday, October 13, 2012

Big Changes

We've been busy. Really busy. We decided, kind of spur-of-the-moment, to try to sell our house. We will absolutely take a loss on it but with interest rates so low we could have a bigger mortgage for not too much extra a month. And new houses in our town suddenly are in our price range. So we're going to see what happens. Our fingers are crossed that our house sells fast because many of our things are already packed as a result of staging! 

Last weekend we packed (Thanks Renee for letting us put stuff in your basement and thanks to Keith for coming over and helping!). We did minor repairs. We cleaned. We donated and threw away a lot of things!  We packed some more.

A friend gave me the idea to go to a liquor store and ask for boxes so we did. It's not obvious in this photo, but we look like total alcoholics with all beer boxes.
In addition to all the work we did on the house, we squeezed in a trip to Topsfield Fair. Which wasn't much fun. Too crowded for us. We made a mental note to always take a day off and go midweek in the future. We did however pet some donkeys and cows so that always makes me happy. Oh and of course Cassidy went on the Merry-go-Round. Twice.
I don't remember anything happening but it sure looks like that donkey startled us both!

This weekend was more cleaning and stowing our personal items (apparently everything is a personal item) to stage the house. The realtor came today to take photos. Luckily she used my camera so I have them too!
They asked me to paint the kitchen. It used to be a beautiful blue. now it's blah neutral.

not my wall hanging or fake plants. The realtor brought all staging items over!

It's not going to be easy to live like this. We are very lucky that Cassidy is very laid back. We cleared out so much of our basement that we were able to put our spare couch down there and make a little playroom. She's so cute when she asks if she can go play in the basement.  I really hope it sells fast. There's a couple houses in town we'd love to buy.

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