Hi folks! Just checking in.
Wow, that is so cool that Karcon and DancingEarth got to meet! Have a great visit!! Love the photo, too!
I am still busy, busy, busy with the house. My -- what I thought was "perfect" -- daughter flaked out on me, and it has just been me working hard and long days.
My poor dog, Koko, has chewed an opening on his rear back -- about four inches wide!!!!
-- and I am taking him to the vet's this afternoon. I have a feeling he is stressed because I am.
Prices are plummeting here, and I have to get out fast. Unfortunately, it is supposed to rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so I am taking off tomorrow (I also took Monday off) to rake redwood needles and work on the yard more. So far I have painted the living room, bathroom (that one my daughter actually did awhile back), kitchen, the front porch, the exterior windowsills, the picnic benches, and my bedroom. I still have two more rooms to go (but I'm not painting those) -- my spare room and my daughter's room -- who may find she has nothing left anymore, since I have to clear it all out by Monday. Then I'm taking Monday and Tuesday off, too -- I MUST get this done NOW!!
Saturday and Sunday while it rains, I will tackle those two rooms. Then I still have to .... paint the kitchen ceiling. Seems my "help" screwed it up, and now it's patchy looking, and it's suggested I repaint that, too -- don't know if I'll have the energy or not, though.
I did give a lot of furniture to a charity, and that helped. I have tons of little wicker baskets I'm using to put stuff into while I de-clutter. I am hoping to have the Realtor Caravan come on Tuesday. My realtor is coming Monday to help me around the house with cabinets, staging, etc. I am EXHAUSTED!
My back is so sore (I actually dragged a big picnic table and benches from one end of the property (1/3 acre) to the other end -- so that people could see that the end of the property is mine, too (people often ask whose property it is -- it's mine). Now, I have to also plan a "map" to put out for people to follow to the Enchanted Garden. I have three entrances, many yards, two buildings (one is the main house), two driveways, and many patios, flowers, plants, etc. I'm also trying to get a permit to the lake, or a series of single entrance tickets for realtors to take prospective lookers to -- the lake is quite beautiful and has boating, hiking, paddle boats, picnicking, a playground, ranger's station and fishing. It's rather impressive and I'd love prospective owners to know that it is within walking distance, free after 4:00 p.m., and that they can even kayak there.
So, that is why I am away for now. Fifteen hour days are really getting to me, but I have to do this. Plus, I'm also
teaching my art class at night!!
My goal is to have this listed by next Thursday (9 days). Hopefully, it will be sunny on Monday or Tuesday and we can get some good photos. I just need one good buyer!!
Congrats to NewEnglandGirl, too! Good work! Things around here are selling, but mostly on the lower end (like mine), but higher-priced properties are sitting for a long, long time.
I have spoken to two realtors in Las Cruces, and I was told that the average amount of days on the market there is....SIX days!! That seems a bit incredible. Anyway, that's what I was told.
You all sound like you're doing a great job of researching and discussing. I will be back around once I get more done. Right now, all I can think about is cleaning, painting, decluttering and where the heck will I be after this!!!!
Keep up the good work, everyone! I'm proud of this group of C-D women!!