Thursday, January 28, 2010

House For Sale

No, we aren't moving. The tenant recently moved out of a house we own in Springfield and we are in the midst of serious preparation to get that house ready to sell. We have been at the Springfield house over the weekend and every weeknight to paint, clean carpets, scrub down walls, and try to get the house in decent condition to list. We are going to start off listing it ourselves, but will resort to hiring a realtor if we have no interest in the home for long enough. It's a three bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, two car garage house and I think it will be pretty nice once it's all fixed up. As soon as we finish all of the painting and cleaning necessary, we are going to stage it with furniture from our house and borrowed from our family members. The whole process is a little stressful with everything else going on, but I'm still feeling optimistic about the whole thing.

Ben started daycare this week too. We only sent him for a couple of half days. He had a great time the first day, but wasn't as happy about going this morning. We called around, toured, and carefully chose a place to send him. I feel comfortable with the location, but there will be some adjustment for Ben getting used to his first time being in the care of a non-family member. He's never even gone to the church nursery, so spending a day with strangers is a pretty big leap for the little guy.

He is pulling himself up to standing and standing alone for a few seconds at a time, but hasn't attempted taking any steps yet. We haven't seen him as much lately because of working full time, then going over to the Springfield house to paint and clean until late each night. I think this is making him extra clingy when we finally do see him. There is supposed to be another big snowstorm, so we're expecting to all be snowed in together for the next few days. That might not be such a bad thing.

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