Monday Musings on Tuesday…

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(I started this last Friday but, once again, time got away from me…) As I write this, a crew of three is installing new carpet up the stairs and in the loft and hallway of my house.  Which meant the boys and I were pulling up old carpet and padding, pulling out about a bazillion staples and vacuuming up dust and debris last night.  And that was kind of a typical day lately.

I’ll post some of the pictures of home improvement things we’ve been doing mostly ourselves, with the help of one of my brothers and sometimes my stepson and grandson.

Getting a house you’ve lived in for 27 years ready to sell takes some work.  And my dear hubby was a bit of an electronic packrat, so going through all that stuff is a little daunting.  At one point the boys were saying they found some stuff that they thought was to make a bomb!  (That I did recognize and part was an AB controller hubby was going to use to sync the Christmas lights and another part was handheld pieces for a drinking game!)  So even though it’s been a little sad, we’ve had some laughs, too.

Youngest and I are officially ensconced at JP’s house and I’m meeting with my realtor tomorrow to put my house on the market.  It’s too big and kind of lonely now with just the two of us and no dogs.

The picture is from the kitchen renovation.  New countertops and backsplash, original cabinets.  What do you think?

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  1. The kitchen looks great!! It sounds like you’re putting in a lot of work, and I hope that is rewarded when you go to sell. Best of luck! xoxo

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  2. Beautiful! My backsplash is white subway tile too. It’s clean and classic! Good luck, Dee! I hope the house sells quickly and you can catch your breath!

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  3. Looks awesome! I’m certain this isn’t easy, but the change of scenery may be welcomed. She’d some tears, share some laughs, and fingers crossed for a quick sale. 😊

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    1. Thanks, T. That’s pretty much how I feel. More sad about that part of my life coming to a close than I am about the house.

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      1. I hear ya’. Hang in there. You’re blessed to have family around to lean on. Love the new profile pic, by the way. 😊😊

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      2. I m so blessed! Thanks, my anniversary is May 23 so thought I’d do some pix of the two of us this month. Another first to get thru…

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      3. I’d love to see some of those. 😊😊

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  4. That’s my favorite granite. Looks great, and what a lovely scene at the window.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. The granite really brightens the kitchen up!

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  5. The kitchen looks fantastic! I think it will be a major selling point. It is sad to move, but I wouldn’t want my big house back for anything. So great being steps from the kitchen and taking coffee back to bed!

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    1. Thanks. I will have to start looking at the positives about downsizing!

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  6. Kitchen looks great. It’s amazing how dirty it is after taking up carpet and underlay. We still have fitted carpets in most rooms so it’s always a big job if we decide to change. Hope the sale goes smoothly. xx

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    1. Yes, between the house and the rain I’m taking Claritin everyday lately! I hope it sells quickly, too, although I’m kind of sad about leaving. Thanks!

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      1. No one can sell the memories. They’ll be with you forever. xx

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      2. Aww, thank you for saying that! Mwah!

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  7. Nice! Bet it feels good!

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    1. Ready to get the show on the road!

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  8. ❤❤❤ the backsplash & counter tops. Very worth the investment.

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    1. Thanks, hope it helps it sell fast to a lovely family!

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  9. The counters remind me of wee flowers. Very pretty ❤

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  10. Looks good Diane. Best of luck.
    Always wish you all the best.

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    1. Thanks, my friend. Kind of overwhelmed right now but change is inevitable…

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  11. It looks great. No wonder it sold so quickly.

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