Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Latest Update

Here it is the end of the month, and our realtor has shown the house twice before we are finished with all the remodeling and upgrades.

We are almost finished with the upstairs. A little more sanding of the drywall compound then the painting. Ed has painted the trim that goes around the windows outside of the house. Now for the time to put it up and do the sofits.

Several of our outside accumulations are now gone! We sold the old pickup, the 5th wheel trailer and the bus finally! Now just a boat to go and a horse trailer. We are also going to sell Eds pickup before we leave. With the things we have sold, we now have the money we need to travel across the country. We have money for gas, and motels and food.

Now we just have to sell the house! We have been having a burn pile every so often and are burning what is not good enough to donate or that no one would want. How freeing it is to get rid of extra stuff! We now must be able to get everything we are keeping into one 26' truck. We will also have a trailer for carrying the 4-wheeler and the garden tractor.

It is going to be wonderful to have a fresh new start and a de cluttered house and shop!

These are the latest happenings at the Swinson house.

Friday, May 11, 2007

House for Sale!

We have listed the house. There won't be any showings until the end of May as we aren't quite finished with the little details here and there.

French doors are in, living room chairs are recoverd, painting downstairs is finished, the kickerboards are installed in the kitchen, and I have rearranged the living room and taken out the extra furniture. Looks much larger and brighter now.

I have gotten some really great ideas from watching HGTV. : ) We still have the outside trim to paint, the painting upstairs and putting in some carpet up there. Painting the stairs and building the new steps to the front door. The roofer is supposed to come by and give us an estimate soon. Then it will all be finished at last!

We have decided as soon as that is all finished we are going to relax this summer. We are going to go to the beach, fishing, crabbing and just relaxing.

The garden is all tilled up and about ready to plant. Our garden is 50'X75' and we plant the entire space. This year instead of canning and drying and freezing all the produce we have decided what we don't share with others, we will sell at the local Farmer's Market. The money from those sales will be put in a savings account titled "Homestead Livestock" and we will use that for buying our farm animals when we get settled once again.

We are moving right along. The place is looking nice as the cherries are on the tree and the roses are beginning to bloom and everything is so green and fresh looking.

We have had another person come to look at the bus today. They are real serious about it. Please let it sell this time!

This is the latest news in the Swinson family.