Why I haven't been blogging: Last Friday, we met with my wonderful Realtor friend, who tells us the market for our size house starts now and runs to early June, then dies down for the summer and picks up a bit in the fall. Eeek. We are not ready to put our place on the market. And we're especially not ready if we update our kitchen as she is strongly reccomending we do, so that the house will sell quickly and for a decent price.
Our to-do list now looks like this:
replace bathroom lights
replace bathtub and sink fixtures
paint the upstairs and exterior
carpet the upstairs
replace bathroom flooring
put a hearth on the fireplace
refinish the kitchen cabinets
replace the flourescent light in the kitchen
get granite countertops and a new sink
spruce up the yard
declutter, declutter, declutter
And you know what, I'm sure we'll end up doing all that. We can fritter away endless weeks and months puttering around with the kids, doing nothing on the house or yard. But light a fire under us, and we get really productive, really fast. Steve's already replaced the bathroom lights and repainted a medicine cabinet. The carpet's ordered and the house was measured today. The painters arrive tomorrow for estimates. The guy who replaced our first tub comes on Tuesday. We've got the stain picked out for the kitchen cabinets and a marble installer chosen, but we need to go order marble, armed with a plank from the flooring and a stained cabinet door for color matching.
So, I'm thinking, piece o' cake. We'll have it listed by mid May. (But I think I saw Steve breathing into a paper bag the other day...) We still need to make a family trip to CO, but I figure the best time to do that will be while the marble guys are working on the kitchen, or perhaps the first weekend we list.
All this is just an elaborate excuse for why I won't be blogging much these next few weeks. (But Maddie just got a cute new haircut with bangs, and I really should post a picture. And there are requests for snail sanctuary pics, and, and...)
New blog - So, made a new blog. Click here if you wanna check it out. Will have more serious stuff there.
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