So Close and Yet So Far

The house is coming together S-L-O-W-L-Y. It seems like we’ve hit a wall and nothing is getting done although it really is. Pavel started on the bathroom Tuesday and it’s looking great. One wall of tile is done and I’m really excited about how nice it looks. Steve wanted to put the “For Sale” sign in the yard last night and I let him, but now I’m reconsidering. We still have some outside cleaning to do, the front porch has the tiling crap on it and we need to weed. His philosophy is to get the sign out and see if anyone bites. My thoughts are to wait until it’s perfect so no one is put off by the mess. I guess there’s logic to both sides. Oh well, it’s there now so I might as well clean up what I can and make the best of it.

The inside looks great except for the bathroom mess. Steve brought home a new microwave that’s about half the size of our old one so we now have more counter space. The absence of furniture and all my magazine racks makes all the rooms look larger so I’m hoping that nobody realizes the house has only about 1,000 square feet of living space!

This house has been perfect for us and I’ve really loved living here. Sure, it’s small and has it’s share of problems (hey it is 60 years old), but it’s been a great house. If things don’t work out and we stay here another year or two, that will be fine, but I’m ready to leave. I’ve made my peace with the fact that the next owner might not love the orange wall in the living room or want the black and white floor in the kitchen. I can even accept the fact it might end up being rented to college kids. My sights are set on a contemporary 1973 home and I’m not looking back!

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