Saturday, May 08, 2010

Nothing much, you?

Nothing much happening on the painting front here....Nope, haven't painted the last two Saturdays. Last week, it was nasty weather and a marathon that kept me from meeting the group. No, I didn't run a marathon - haha fat chance - but the painting venue was in the middle of the race route, and I didn't want to deal with that, let alone the rain..... Today was really nasty here too - high winds, temp in the low 50's and rain. Several of the group soldiered on and painted....but I stayed home.

I'm busy getting ready to move. We finally got all the paperwork from the buyer on the approval of their mortgage. FHA loans sure take a long time..... My condo loan is conventional, and it only took less than 2 weeks. This whole process has taken a long time, but the time frame sure helped both me and the buyers, so I am grateful for that.

I asked to see the condo last week, as I was getting ready for a garage sale yesterday, and wanted to view the condo again to decide on whether to keep some stuff or put it in the sale. Next week, I do the walk-thru with the builder on the condo before they add the finishing touches. I'm really happy with this condo - its just great! Can't wait to get in there and put my touches on it. We're set to close on June 11th - both on the house sale ( 9am) then at 11am for the condo, then I'll have the keys!!! YEAH. That will give me half of Friday to move the stuff I want to carry, and I'll schedule the movers to come on Saturday morning to move the heavy stuff.

Did a garage sale yesterday with my good friend Barbara to get rid of STUFF. We opened up the 'store' at 8:30am and by 10am, most of the stuff was gone! We stayed open until the posted time of 2pm, but there wasn't much traffic in the final hour. We have a nice amount of cash in our pockets. I'd planned on opening again today, but we decided to just donate the stuff that was left since there wasn't much interesting stuff left.

The house is starting to look plain - with a lot of my decorations already taken down. Now that we had the garage sale, I can really start packing. I think I might have half the amount of stuff I had when I moved in here 5 years ago. I have continued to clear out stuff over those years, as I realized a lot of the stuff stored away was not important to me.

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