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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Changes

Oh how I have missed blogging!  For the three or four of you left following my blog, I’ll just tell ya that life’s been a little crazy in a really good way.  I have really been enjoying life lately and falling more and more in love with my kids and husband. 
IMG_1667 (800x533)The big news is that after years of floundering on the issue, we’ve finally decided to put our house on the market and move.  We decided, however, to move out of Arlington to another city in the DFW area.  Therefore I will no longer be “Arlington Mama”, will I?  Hmm, I’ll have to think about what I’ll do about that…
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Anywho, I’m really excited about the choices we’re making.  Life is too short to live with regrets, isn’t it?  This smallish move is just what we need to feel that sense of adventure.
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So I got the house all ready for showing, busting my butt in just a week, and boy oh boy, I didn’t realize how much work it would be.  I can’t imagine what it’d be like for homes that are in disrepair.  Here’s a non-exhaustive list of what we had to accomplish:
  • declutter every room, cabinet, closet, and shed
  • replace broken locks and rehang front door
  • fill holes and touch up paint
  • pull weeds in yard (didn’t realize how out of hand it had gotten!) and plant landscaping
  • get the house painted
  • clean walls and baseboards
  • recaulk shower and tub
  • replace broken windows
  • take pieces of furniture out
  • stage, stage, stage
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I’m sure there was more, but that’s all I could remember off the top of my head.  So now the staging is all over, and we haven’t had one showing.  Talk about a defeating feeling. Oh well.  At least I get to live out an OCD dream of mine by keeping the house insanely clean at all hours of the day.
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5 comments :

  1. Awesome! Moving will be a fun adventure...we're not planning on it for at least a couple years but I still like to browse homes. Hah!

    Plus, your house looks great! While performing above mentioned house browsing, I am always amazed at the amount of houses that are cluttered & look like no effort has been made to stage.

    And I love your hardwood floors. :)

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  2. Wow!! Changes are a coming! Change both sacres me and excites me....more on the scared side :) I am so happy that you all are taking a new adventure, and you will always be Arlington mama to me! Maybe just update your header with a line through it, haha! I have missed reading your posts, but just knowing you were falling in love with your loves makes me so happy!

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  3. House looks great. I don't envy you having to have it on the market (keeping it clean and having to leave at a moments notice to show it) but I'm excited for your next evolution in home ownership.

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  4. Aunt Susie calls that kind of cleaning "letting the OCD beast out". I hate it when I get started and can't stop. Good luck on the house sell.

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  5. Good Luck, I know how stressful it is to have a home show ready.

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