We always knew our condo would be temporary. I could stay here forever but eventually Meadow and Theo will want their own space. Our next house will be a duplex with the other unit being rented out.
We had planned to keep the condo and rent it out too (and buy a duplex), but it wasn't quite working out with financing. Also realized we'd make a killing on selling the condo. Extra bonus: we'd get a nicer duplex with more cash down.
We had been looking for places for the past 8 months, but houses are selling super fast in this market. If we actually want to make an offer we need to sell our place first. So today was spent getting the house ready.
I've been working on the house every day since getting back from our week at the cottage.
12:00 Scott works in the kitchen
I worked on deep cleaning the living room. So many toys hidden under the radiator.
Meadow ended up staying with my parents after we left the cottage. Theo was left on his own but I don't think he minded.
Still deep cleaning the living room. I was scrubbing any marks on the floors.
You can't see it, but i put the finishing touches on the plaster repair behind the radiator. The living room paint also got touched up. Flat paint looks great, but doesn't age well.
Theo moved to playing with toys. We had moved all their bigger toys to a storage unit until we move.
It's so clean.
Our hallway was filled with pictures on the walls. Scott patched up all the holes.
I didn't want to repaint it, but it was a butt ugly color.
Theo moved to watching tv in our bedroom.
I moved to deep cleaning and decluttering the dining room.
Theo was admiring the clean living room.
Some more patching on my end. Almost ready to paint.
Still need to go through that shelf.
Beer break or cooking dinner, I think.
Theo likes having all these toys and now room to play in their bedroom.
I was touching up the paint that I somehow missed near the window in the kitchen.
Back to watching tv.
Not sure how we accumulated so much stuff in the last 3.5 years.
I picked up paint from Menards at some point. Was it the same day? I'm not sure. Then the much more inviting color was slapped on the wall.
We had always wanted to paint this hallway. I wish we hadn't waited so long.
Back to toys.
First coat of paint looked great. Now I focused on the horrendously painted trim.
I'd spend the next week and a half getting the bathroom gussied up. A light here, new towel bar and toilet paper holder there. And then took pictures of the house. Before we knew it would be on the market. But first Brooke's parents came to visit.