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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Moving Into Warp Speed

Getting the house ready for sale is quite the challenge, more than we ever anticipated.  When we first decided to plan on Full Timing, the idea of putting the house on the market was more of an afterthought  as we discussed where to go, what things we wanted to bring, places to see and so on.

Now I feel like I'm a general contractor sub-contracting many jobs to others.  Next week, I have a landscaper that we've used before coming to give the property a good going over, planting some new shrubs and lots of flowers to give the house excellent curb appeal.  I've been in contact with the people that are installing the new Corian countertops in the kitchen.  I've got to coordinate with another contractor to remove the old countertop, sink and assorted plumbing, then come back and reinstall all the plumbing after the countertop in installed.

I've placed calls to a power washing company to wash the exterior of the house and deck.  My termite guy has to be scheduled to do the annual inspection, the driveway re-coated and lastly next week, Marti and I are going to pick out the new carpet and arrange for its installation.

I've been continuing on my room painting, six rooms down, three more to go.  Little odds and ends are continually being knocked off the list.  We've also booked a meeting with an estate sale company (thanks Mike and Terri!) to sell our remaining furniture.

So all this is going to get done in time (we hope) to get the "For Sale" sign up next month.  We're keeping our fingers crossed that "Sold" will be on top of the sign quickly.

Once we get everything done, I'm worried that we'll be so pleased with the finished product that we'll change our minds and cancel our Full Time plans (NOT!!!!).

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


  1. Whew you guys wear me out just READING about all this work!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. lots of hard work and $$ but it will be worth it in the end!!

  3. Get that house on the market ASAP!! All the hard work will be worth it!! We are seeing more traffic, but no offers yet. So hopefully, you won't have to wait as long as we are to sell.

  4. All your efforts hopefully will pay off. It only takes one buyer, as they say. We still need to put George's house on the market before that fiver can be purchased, though :)

  5. Isn't it amazing the amount of work we put into selling the house? You'd think a person would have done the stuff all along, but that's not the way it seems to work out. :) Hope your sale goes as quickly as mine did.

  6. We are right there with ya. We have been making great progress too. I will start the painting in a couple of weeks.

    Travel Safe
    Dawn and Denise

  7. Hope your sale goes quickly. It is a huge amount of work but you have to do it.

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