It is hard to believe it is only Wednesday and that it is already 3:30 in the afternoon. You've heard the expression "dog-tired", well that is how hubby and I are feeling right now. I got up and walked first thing this morning and then came home to ready the house for the Interior Designer/Stager that our Realtor was sending over. I will tell you that when we lived in Ca., I had two experiences with Interior Designers that didn't impress me. I always knew there was someone out there that would, but wasn't sure I'd ever use one.
Well, our Agent has a gal who works along side clients to ready their homes to sell. What a breath of fresh air she was; of course it helped that there weren't any big issues to change. She walked through our home, advising us to get rid of placemats, doilies and lots of items that I thought would be o.k.-such as a mortar/pestle on the stove etc. I guess many of the designer tips have come and gone. We opened everything up visually, so the space looks even bigger. I will say we had two bookcases and a round oak table that got moved to the garage. I'm wondering why we never rearranged the furniture in the family room before. Hubby and I had taken down a lot of art pieces and she had us put them back up. Some of the things we did hubby doesn't agree with, but if it makes our house sell faster, I'm all for it. I told hubby if I ever needed a Interior Designer, she is the one I'd call.
After we finished doing most of what she wanted, we made a run to our oldest daughter's house to finish putting up a wire fence for the dogs. They haven't yet gotten their corral fence up and so other than putting the two dogs on a lead when they are outside, this will give them an area to run, sit in the sun and also take care of business. Hunter and Lily played outside while hubby and the grandsons worked on the fence. When we got home, Hunter just crashed. I think he isn't secure with all the changes going on here. The next month could be a bit unsettling for him, poor pup.
Tomorrow, we have a photographer coming over to take photos of our home for the MLS listing and the fliers; it will also be on You Tube. All I know is that I'm counting on all our hard work paying off.
I'm not sure whether I will be posting the rest of the week, too many things to finish. I will be touching base with all of you though-so don't give up on me.
In the next week or so, I will have a surprise for all of you dog lovers and dog bloggers....I will have photos of a good friend and her two dogs, who I'll be meeting up with. No hints though.
May your Easter be filled with love, family and good food.
Noreen & Hunter