Mr. and I finally closed on the “Preacher House” about six weeks ago and moved to the water!
We are adjusting to downsizing and a different way of life; therefore, I am starting a new blog, “Saltwater and Sawdust”, which should be up and going very soon.
I hope you’ll join us over at Saltwater and Sawdust as we begin a new chapter on updating a new house and living salty!
Y’all have a great day and hope to see you soon!
We’re moving! Well, we hope to be very soon!
For the last several months, Mr. and I have been talking about buying a vacation home on Galveston Island and renting it out during peak vacation season. But then about two weeks ago, we decided to just jump all in and move to the water full-time! And I am ecstatic! Living in the suburbs of Houston is driving me crazy! 6.6 million people is a huge change from the one stoplight small town of 6.3 thousand people where we lived for 17 years before we started our moves in 2010.
But that means I have to finish all the projects I have going on with the current house. We want to get it on the market as soon as possible, and are thinking the first of December is doable. So I have approximately three weeks to get this place finished, decluttered, and staged! Therefore, a change of plans will need to take place when it comes to all the projects.
I’ve broken everything down into what I hope to get done each week. Yeah, I have to have lists/deadlines or I get distracted and never get anything finished!
Week One: Kitchen/Laundry Room/Dining Room
- Thankfully, we finished installing the kitchen & laundry room floors in September. I’m bummed that I won’t get to enjoy them for as long as I thought I would, but they have made such an impact to that area! I hope the next homeowners will love them as much as I do.
- Install and paint baseboards in the kitchen & laundry room
- Paint the interior of the backdoor
- Install trim or cabinet doors where the microwave is
- Install or paint the chandelier in the dining room
Week Two: Front Bath/Master Bed, Bath & Closet
- Paint baseboards in the front bath
- Paint the walls in the master bed/bath/closet
Week Three: Upstairs
- Touch up paint on one wall in spare bedroom
- Paint ceiling in the gypsy room
- Replace faucets in bathroom
And DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER, AND STAGE, STAGE, STAGE!!!
I’ll be posting updates as the weeks go by, so be sure and check back!
Y’alll have a great day!
Come tomorrow, Mr. and I will be empty nesters again! Our daughter is moving out and I am so excited about getting my craft room back! She and her cats came to live with us at the beginning of the summer to begin a new career and life. She took over two of the bedrooms and my craft room with all of her stuff! She has a lot of stuff! And we got rid of a lot of her stuff when she moved here! I’m going to miss her, but she’ll only be about 30 minutes away! When she was in grad school, she was in Indiana and 10 hours away from us in Oklahoma!
We have most of her stuff packed up and ready for the movers to load up in the morning.
spare bedroom #1
spare bedroom #2
Even Auttie is ready to go !
And this is what my craft room is looking like at this moment. Just waiting for me to come back and straighten it back up!
I have lots of ideas and can’t wait to dive in! Pinterest has supplied me with so much inspiration.
So hopefully, in the very near future, I will have an organized craft room again. But I really will miss her and the cats!!