This is not an update I wanted to make. About two weeks ago, shortly after my last post, Pat and I heard from a mortgage broker that we had contacted concerning a second opinion. She broke the news that we were not in a great position to move and would honestly be better off waiting until we were in a better financial position. Shortly after that phone call, we found out our real estate agent (who we LOVE), left his firm (We were informed by the team lead that they had restructured). This cemented things for us. We weren’t ready to start over with someone new, or to force ourselves into a bad financial situation.
So, here we are. Stuck in a home that we don’t love and don’t trust. At very least, I’m trying to remain positive about the situation. We have done a ton of work and now have a much more livable space.
As you can imagine, though, the work came to a grinding halt. There’s still a lot to do. A lot of clutter to conquer. I’m trying to stay motivated, but it’s hard. We did get some news today that put the fire under my ass to do some house work. We may have a house guest staying with us for a bit. We’ll know more next week. In the mean time, I plug away!
-Tidied the main floor, including the kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom and front hall.
-Vacuumed the main floor
-Washed all the floors on the main floor (Love the shark mop!)
-Clean the main floor bathroom
-Did a load of dishes
-Tidied the basement, including the laundry room.
-Did 4 loads of laundry
-Vacuumed and washed the floors in the basement
-Tidied upstairs, including all three bedrooms and the main bathroom
-Washed the floors, sinks, counter and toilet in the main bathroom
-Put away newly cleaned clothing
-Got all garbage and recycling out on the curb
-Made smoothie popcicles (first time this summer! Such a shame I waited so long! Can’t wait to try them)
-Signed us up for a CSA, Bryson Farms. Our first basket arrives Wednesday!
-Put a bag together for donation (pick up next week)
It’s been a productive day! It’s going to be a busy week, so I’m glad to get as much done as possible. We’re going to be making a trip to the Experimental Farm/Agriculture Museum sometime with Jan, Beth, Cassidy and Brenda. Cassidy’s birthday party is Saturday and we’re having a family bbq at my SIL’s on Monday. Good times ahead!