Sunday, September 23, 2012

More than that feels overwhelming and less than that feels overwhelming

The landscaper has been selected! Another task down. We make a little progress each day. I'll post some before and after pictures of the yard in a couple of days. Here are some things you might want to do (we've learned so far) if you are considering selling your house:

  • Mulch all the flower beds and add some colorful plants.
  • Power wash the driveway and porches
  • Power wash the siding and garage doors.
  • Trim your trees, especially if they are hanging over the driveway
  • De-clutter!!!!!! Decoration to you is not decoration to everybody. 
  • Clear the counters. 
  • Make sure all your light bulbs are working.
  • Wipe down your walls.
  • Touch up walls where needed.
  • Dust your fans and blinds.
  • Clean the refrigerator inside and remove all magnets outside.
  • Organize your pantry as they will look inside.
  • Lock up your valuables.
  • Organize the garage.
  • Designate one room for boxes and clean and organize the other bedrooms.

It is a lot! Luckily Mama S (Steve's mom) has come to stay the week to help us out with some of this. Today I have to start boxing things, have my car cleaned, and get together documents for the Visas. I have to get my picture taken again, passport style.

I think even the dogs are tired! I took these pictures of them this morning.

All is well though. We are moving forward a little each day. I think the key to making a move this big is to just continue doing one or two things a day. More than that feels overwhelming because there is just not enough time after work to do so much and less than that feels overwhelming because now you have more to do the next day!

Some positive thoughts. I'm very excited about the move. I'm excited about cold weather, outdoor activities, hill walking, whiskey trails, castles, living on the coast, snow, granite architecture, a smaller house (yes.. I am excited about that), new foods, tea, and coffee, seasons that look different, using public transportation more or simply walking to the city center, and history, among other things!

I'd love some suggestions from anybody about where to eat while we are there for a week house hunting. :o)


  1. Like my dad says, continue to persevere. You're getting there. :-)

  2. So excited for you guys!! Can't wait to visit and eat all the yummy food you find :)


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