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Thursday, 27 April 2017

The adventure begins...

from pixabay
Good morning.

We are super busy at our house right now.  Not only are we looking after dogs that are a bit tender right now, but we are furiously working away at preparing the house for sale.  Estate agents have been to the house.  I invited some of my close friends to come and critique the house.  They walked around with pads and pens and we had a clip board and paper.  They know I will not take offence if they dont like anything or if they say something needs redoing.

Its all the small things that after a while of living somewhere, your eyes no longer see.  For instance at the front door, neither of us saw that the telephone cable, where it enters the house, the builders had bundled it up and it was hanging down 3 inches from below the soffits.  We were blind to this.  There was a crack in a paving slab that made the step wobbly from the kitchen to the patio.  This was deemed by them that a family may think this was dangerous.  Point taken, as I dont have children I didnt think of it.  As we wanted it to look sleek and tidy, we now have a decking step and the pation has also been decked.  (over the years and the houses we have collected a lot of tools and as any good work man would tell you, you need the right tool for the right job,  The decking therefore did not take as long as you would think and worked out cheaper that us employing a work man - who lets face it, around here, may or may not turn up and whose work will be questionable.).

Garden beds have been weeded and mulched.  We are waiting for the gravel to arrive to refresh the driveway.  We are picking up a bed this weekend and I will be painting the fence on the parts that I didnt manage to do on Friday whilst the dog was at the vets.  We are a bit sparce, my friend who came over, is going to bring a few bits from her mums stash (her mum is an interior designer), and I need a quick trip to TK Maxx to see if there is a throw for one of the beds and a few cushions.  Normally I would say when selling, get rid of stuff.  We have doubled this house and only have enough furniture for few rooms of it.  It looks really empty and we have to compete with new builds homes.

I have seen 2 possible houses in Cornwall.  We will see if they are still on the market next week when we put our own house up for sale.

Between now and then I will be cleaning this house, in every nook and cranny.  All items that havent been used are off to charity.  I have 3 boxes of kitchen utensils that I have not used in the 2 years we have been here.  Granted, for some of that time I havent had a kitchen, but I have also furnished the caravan with bits from this kitchen and havent had to buy any more.  I will give it a quick look over inside the boxes photograph it to see if any family want the items, if not, off to charity.  I will only have to pay for them to be moved and then maybe storage if we cant find a house quick enough.

We had a sign outside the house and the village email went out offering people to come and take any timber they wanted from the drive.  The wood was gone within the hour of the email going out.  I have managed to make 2 really nice sized raised beds from the timber here.  And it looks spot on.  I just need to get some plants in them.  lol  Dressing a veg plot for sale.  I have done it before!  People seem to like it, I call it the {HFW} effect.

Feel free to come around and help clean!  lol

Have a good day.

*the picture is of Tintagel, Cornwall*

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

6 Months


Before


After.

Eric and Marta.

Marta with her natty surgical recovery suit on.  Its been a god send.  Worth every penny rather than the cone.  The cone made her crazy.  They are so cute, they break my heart.

Happy Wednesday everyone.