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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Week After

The townhouse was my top priority.  We had a week to get it prepped for sale.  Much to do.

I made trips each day to collect stray items that were overlooked.  But when I arrived on Monday I was met with a sign post sticking out of my front yard ... no sign yet, but that fast the post was up.  It was a bit jarring.

Wednesday was a long day.   Replacement carpeting in 4 rooms was scheduled.  Paint touch up and an alarm repair also was on the agenda.  Another car load of "stuff" came back to the condo.  I should be good for paper towels, cleaning supplies, extension cords and flash lights for a few years.

By the end of the week a cleaning company was scheduled.  The only emotional pull was when I stopped by the townhouse to pay the cleaning crew.  I walked in and the house smelled wonderful - not like my house at all.  :-) That was good.  In talking with the crew chief she said I had a lovely townhouse.   I looked around and realized one more time just what I was leaving.  That was not good.  I made my quick good byes, and thank yous, and left money, and exited quickly.

It was a busy and tiring week, but the house was finally ready for its pictures, a movie (yes, a movie!) and brochures.

The house was ready.  I wasn't as ready.


  1. This has been a lot of work. The saving grace is that you didn't have to do it all on the same day. Where I live it is common to say goodbye to one house and hello to another on the same going back for cleaning or forgotten items etc. Maybe a clean break is a good idea, or maybe not.

  2. Ah it is sad! But soon you will be settled and make your new place home!! Not many people stay in a home so long anymore. My grandchildren have lived in over 20 places in their short lives. I wonder if they will ever have an emotional attachment like we have!

  3. I've never had a professional clean my house. : )
    I'm sure it won't be long before you'll have attachments to the new place as well.


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