Sunday, September 9, 2018

Finally

We finally managed to sell our house. Not without some haggling and not without us finally having to say they either agree to buy the house as is or no deal! Ha! We gave them a little money towards closing because they are first time home buyers. I swear you give people an inch and they want a mile! Anyway, we got things settled and now our house is officially sold! Should be closing in about 4 weeks.

I feel kind of bad but not as bad as I did when we sold our first house.



This little 1125 sq.ft ranch was the house we bought in 1978 when were were married a year. We brought both of our babies home to it and lived in it until Shauna graduated from high school. We sold it in 1999 to move to our current house in Canton.

I really missed that house the first month or so after we moved. I kept a picture of it on the refrigerator for a long time.

Now after another living in this house for almost as long, we are moving on again!

This time we are moving into a manufactured home in a MH community called Plymouth Hills. It's about three miles from here and is basically a mobile home park with some manufactured homes thrown in!

Ours is 1,700 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms manufactured home that is 4 years old.



Its on a corner lot with two big pine trees in front.


It's very open inside.

View from one end

View from front door
It's got a huge open island in the kitchen. We are going to close it off on this end that you see and use it to store pots and pans and other bake ware.


Behind that white door to the right of the island is this. A good size pantry.

I am having them remove all of the appliances and buying everything new! I'm really excited about that because in all of our 41 years married I have never had all new appliance! Once I get them in there the kitchen should look a lot more updated!

The master bedroom has a walk in closet.



 It's hard to tell in this pic but it's large enough to hold a dresser if we need to put it in there.



The master bathroom is "en suite" so there is no entrance to it except through the bedroom. That is at one end of the house and at the other end is the family room, two more bedrooms and another full bath.

bedrooms on either side of the bathroom

family room with built ins
It's the perfect size for us for right now. The fact that it's in a mobile home community isn't exactly what we first had in mind but it seems nice enough. It's a corner lot so we don't feel crammed in.

The down side is there there is no covered parking and considering we are leaving an attached garage that will take some getting used to! Plus there isn't enough parking to have large family get togethers anymore.



We have lots of plans for this new place.  I can't wait for this all to be over and it feels like home!

And of course here is my little Maxwell!




My heart and the joy of my life!

Next post I probably will be telling you all about my new grandson, who should be born by the end of this month!

Until then.......

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

(sigh)

Well, I thought this next post would be all about how we sold our house and the new place we would be moving to.

But...

Our house hasn't sold yet and we are probably going to lose our new place because they won't hold it forever!

We've had plenty of lookers and most of them seem to indicate the house needs a lot of updating. I think it's because there is a lot of wood trim around the windows and doors and also wood crown molding throughout the house. Nowadays people like white trim on everything.

I'm discouraged and stressed and depressed and just don't want to deal anymore!

We are probably going to be taking it off the market soon and trying again in the Spring.

If we do we will update some more but painting all that molding white is not going to happen! We'll just have to wait for the right person to come along!

We did replace this light fixture in the dining room.



I do like the new one better.

Anyway! That's all for the gloom and doom. I don't want to talk about it any more!

My work moved into our new facility two weeks ago. It was chaos for a few days but things are settling down now. My new desk is small but sufficient for what I need.


The table with my computer monitors raises and lowers so I can stand or sit!

The room where my desk is is right by a big sliding door to outside so it's very humid in there right now and I'm sure I will be freezing in the Winter! I can't move from room to room without swiping my badge, which sounds like no big deal but it can get pretty annoying.

But I can actually look out of a window!



And we do have a nice break room. There is two large refrigerators, a couple coffee machines, microwaves and an ice and water machine! Plus plenty of tables.



Best of all I don't have to take a bus anymore, which means that I can leave later in the morning and get home earlier in the afternoon! It's all good!!!

Maxwell got his first haircut. They took him to a place called Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids.



He sat on his dads lap and stayed still for a while but he has the attention span of a 18 month old so she had to be quick!

He looks so cute though and they saved his curls!




I took a day off last week to babysit him and he was helping himself to my Fruit and Chia Cup! He had chia seeds stuck everywhere!


He also likes to hide behind doors!


He is without a doubt the joy of my life!



Everything is going good with Shauna's pregnancy! She's at 28 weeks now! Can't wait to meet our new little guy!

That's all for now...

Thanks for the listening ear!