after months of preparation and work, the house is finally listed and up for sale. mike, our realtor, came by yesterday, took pictures, put finishing touches on the contract, got the last of the information we needed, signed here, initialed there, and we were set. as a free service, he reminded us of what we’re getting ourselves into – both an encouragement and a warning, given the current market.
but we ain’t worried about it.
we’re hoping for a quick sale at the price we’re asking, but we’re not really putting any hardcore expectations on it and not getting excited about the possibility. we’ve rolled with everything so far, there’s no sense in stopping that mindset now.
it’s a funny thing: through all this work on the house, we honestly didn’t realize how beat up the place was. chipped paint, bad paint, old fixtures, caked on dust and dirt, grime, grease, non-working parts, etc. – we were so happy to have the place at all that we didn’t notice the stuff. now that we’ve completely redone the appearance of much of the inside/outside, it looks better than it ever has.
i’ve put some pictures up of how things look now – feel free to browse and make comments.
i expected to be much more melancholy about the whole thing than i am – we’re so relaxed and at peace about this move to pensacola that it’s an unusual sensation to be just completely chill about it all.
many thanks to family and friends who have been so supportive – helping us paint, wallpaper, clean, encouraging us each step of the way.