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Saturday, November 12, 2011

House is Empty

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

First of all, I want to thank everyone who left comments and family who sent cards.  Smudge will be missed for a long time…

Gin’s mom has been in and out of the hospital since her surgery due to low blood count.  If you ever have a chance to donate blood to the American Red Cross, please do it.  I’ve donated over a couple of gallons in my life and know that it’s made a difference for others.  Their new home still isn’t finished but should be ready by Tuesday.  We plan to go there for a few days to help with the move.  They’re under a lot of stress I’m sure.

We’ve been at our house for about two weeks and have been busy just about every day.  First of all, we ran into our friends Tricia and Dan at a nearby campground by coincidence.  They came to our house for a little visit.  Gin has done a bit of touch ups around the house and I had a root canal.  I’m not sure which was more fun.  We did take a few minutes to enjoy the view from our back porch.

Our backyard pond November 2011
The leaves are pretty this time of year, but the backyard will be covered in a couple of weeks.  We probably will not be here though.

On Wednesday, we posted the dining room and bedroom furniture on Craigslist.  That night, the bedroom was gone.  We had decided to have a yard sale this weekend so we pulled everything that remained in the kitchen, garage, and office into the garage.  Our plan was to sell as much furniture as we could too.  On Thursday evening, we talked with our neighbors Mark and Kelly and told them they could get first dibs.  They got a few pieces of furniture and Mark called his dad Jim to have him check out the couch.  Well Jim decided to get it along with everything else we had out for the yard sale.  He knew of a family in need through the church he attends and we were glad to get rid of it.  On Friday, Jim filled up his truck and trailer.  It was nice to get all that stuff gone.  The only thing that remained was our dining room stuff so Gin put it on CL again Friday night.  First thing Saturday morning, I had an email from someone who wanted it.  So now it is gone too.  The house is totally empty!  We move fast!  Now if we can just get that shell sold…

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.

12 comments:

Merikay said...

ItWILL SELL! It WILL SELL! Just keep thinking positively!

Sherry said...

Wow that is amazing! You guys have a truly fantastic record with Craig's List. Congratulations!!

Glad to hear the root canal went well. We thought it would after David's experience. I know you are really glad to have the pain gone.

Best wishes to the folks with their move in and to you with you final SELL IT!!!!

Mike and Terri said...

The house will sell soon!!

It sounds like you're definitely ready.

Nancy and Bill said...

Wow, you two have really clear things out. Wish we could do the same. The stuff just weighs me down;o(( At least you are full-timing, even if you aren't 'houseless' yet;o))

Hope Gin's mom is on the road to recovery. Glad you can be around to lend a hand.

Hope you get down our way before the year is over. We miss you two:o))

Laurie and George said...

Too bad houses can't sell on CL. You guys do great on there! Fantastic!

Karen and Al said...

You're doing well getting the house empty. Ours wasn't empty until 3 minutes before the new people moved in :)

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

You really do work fast! Amazing! Well, the only thing lift is the shell and maybe with it empty a potential buyer will be able to "visualize" their stuff in it better :)
Hope Gin's mom continues to improve. It's great you are so close and able to help with their move.
Are you still planning to go south for December?

Travelwithwhippets said...

Wow, it took us three years to get rid of all our stuff. Way to go.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Wow! I hope our house looks like that at the end of next week, our estate sale is next weekend.

Sherry said...

Hey I was just thinking........you guys have an AMAZING record on Craig's List. Laurie may be right. Why don't you list the house on there. With your luck that may be the ticket!!

Cruzin2some said...

We are sending good vibes your way so your house will sell very soon.

I feel your pain about that root canal. I had one last week.

Dan and Tricia said...

wow- the "shower" house must really be empty now! bet it echoes in there. see you guys in a few weeks.