Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The house is officially on the market...Whew!!

We decided on a Realtor yesterday and the pictures of our house are already on the internet.  Tomorrow the sign & lock box will be put up.  What a lot of work it has been to get to this point.  I must admit that when the realty office sent the paperwork to sign in an email, my stomach turned in circles.  It is a weird feeling to know that this house will belong to someone else...sooner rather than later, Please God!  We bought this house just before it was built and I picked the vinyl flooring, carpet, and countertops; all neutral which is a good thing.  My husband loves the uncluttered look.  I kinda agree, but I love my things.  Maybe there will be a happy medium & I can have some rooms clutter free & others with our collectibles!  (BTW~my hubby has a coke collection!)  I had a family room in our previous house, plus the living room so there was more opportunity for that.  Here are a few pics of our home, which is 1360 square feet, all ready for potential buyers...
The livingroom...the front door is behind the reclining chair.

Looking back into living room.  The TV is on an antique sewing cabinet.  I sold the entertainment center.

The dining room...I sold our dining set, so this is temporary.

Obviously the kitchen next to the dining room...Open floor plan.

Master bedroom

Master bedroom looking into master bath...walk in closet is on the left and a full wardrobe closet is just inside door facing bed.

Master bath

Daughter's room

Office.. the cords will be out of sight!  I have a glider rocker & ottoman on the right of the window.

Main bath
I only have to pack my craft room now, which isn't going to be too fun.  I had let it go for the past six months, putting all my purchased goodies from garage & estate sales and antique & thrift stores in there, so it is a mess.  I do have a lot already in plastic bins and drawer containers.  It is really cold in my craft room because it is in the garage and the weather has been freezing here.  It got to 50 degrees today, but the garage doesn't warm up very quickly.  So tomorrow I will turn on my heater & wait a few hours before I venture out there.  My daughter will be working out there with me since she has glass bead making things to pack also; her torch, glass rods, and all her tools.  That will make it more fun, for sure!  ;-)  My dream is to have a room in the house that I can decorate & have all my treasures on display.  I want a room that I can enter in the "Where Bloggers Create" magazine!!  We'll see if that happens...gotta sell this house first & see what we have to work with.

I have exciting news to share...I won a giveaway from "Glitter and Roses" blog.  I will receive a wonderful cookbook by Ree Drummond, "The Pioneer Woman Cooks".  Check out Ginger's blog at:  http://glitterandroses.blogspot.comShe has a wonderful blog full of beautiful things she makes, decorates, and shares.  I will post when I receive my book & share it with you. 

I am exhausted mentally and physically.  I haven't shared about my health, but I have been getting by with the help of a naturopath/chiropractor.  I hurt my back in July & the result is 5 bulging disks, 2 pinching the sciatic nerve causing much pain & difficulty walking, standing, or sitting for long periods.  I was contemplating surgery which I didn't want, then a co-worker of my husbands recommended this doctor.  I have seen him now for 2 months with much relief.  However, as I work hard on packing, my back rebels; thus I continue to have treatments.  Once I am done with packing, I pray that my back can heal totally and that surgery won't be necessary.  I only know that I couldn't have done anything if I'd had surgery; I would have been laid up for 6-8 weeks conservatively.  I am so thankful that I followed through seeing the doctor & didn't back out like I wanted to.  My husband is instrumental in that decision!!  LOL!  But thankfully the house packing and prepping is coming to a close and I can rest more.  But for now we wait.  We wait for clear roads to pack a moving truck & take it over Santiam Pass with all the belongings that are ready to go to storage,...we wait for a family to buy the house...we wait for the final move with the rest of our stuff in another moving truck...we wait for the answer on what we can buy in another home, if at all...we wait to be together again; my hubby & I.  But life is full of anticipation & waiting for something for everyone, isn't it? 



Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Hi Cindy~ nice to meet you! Thanks so much for following my blog and entering my giveaway! I've enjoyed my visit to yours, too, and am a new follower, as well! I hope your house sale goes well and your move goes smoothly! I'm sorry you been dealing with such a bad back~ my husband has dealt with it for many years and I have seen how hard it is! I'm also sorry to hear about your sweet kitty...I'm sending good thoughts your way!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Thank you Linda~it is a pleasure to meet you too! Thank you for your kind words! Also a big thank you for joining my blog.

mo said...

Hi Cindy, I love your kitchen! I am your newest follower. I hope your home sells for you fast. *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Yes, life does tend to feel like a waiting game, at times. I pray for your health and a quick sale on your house. The rooms in your house are a nice size, tons of kitchen cabinets and high ceilings. Great for resale! Best of luck to you!

Lisalulu said...

I have been following your epic journey of change.. and am following you as WE are packing up and cleaning up the house to put it on the market (we are painting the bathroom today). Your house is beautiful and will make some family a happy home. I await more updates on your life..(I feel your pain not being able to craft for 6 months and btw my daughter is a chiropractor and I can't wait till we move close to her so she can help my back out!)

Blessings from Cindy said...

~Mo~ thank you bunches for becoming a follower & your compliment & wishes for a quick sale! *hugs* to you!

Thank you so much for the prayers & the comments on my house! From your mouth to God's ear!! xo to you!

I am honored that you are following my journey & I will be thinking of you on yours. It is so much work & some days it feels like you don't get anything accomplished, but it will pull together, trust me! How lucky are you to have a chiropractor for a sister... or is it visa versa?? LOL! Thank you so much for the lovely compliments!

Blessings to all of you!! You have all made my day!