Saturday, January 10, 2009

out of the house

We moved out of home a couple of days ago in preparation for selling the house. We are staying in a big work shed (it's sort of like a mate's work shed) but we have showers and toilets and can use the power etc so it's all great. And there is room for Jordy to play- although there is no grass :(

But the open house went really well. We've had a few offers already so now we just have to wait and see if we can get what we are asking and how soon we can settle.
Here is an 'after' shot of the house all nice and clean. (cleaner than it has ever before been!!! LOL!)
We have sooooooo much to do to the van to get ready. Now that we have the house as sorted as we can for the time being we can now focus on getting our rig set up.

And here is Darcy trying to escape from the van already. Little Adventure Boy can reach the handle and open it so we have to keep the door locked even when we are in the van!

We bought a nice little 22inch flat screen yesterday so i can now catch up on the news- i have not had time to see what is happening in the world for a couple of weeks. And we went and had a look at latex bed mattresses this afternoon. The foam mattresses we have in the van are ok for a long weekend but no way we could put up with them for longer than that. Next we have to get the annexe sorted.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

one step closer

we had a massive garage sale yesterday and are clearing out all our belongings. The garage sale was incredibly busy! and we sold so much stuff. Today we had 6 family members here all pitching in to help get the place ready for the estate agent to take photos tomorrow. It was an incredibly big job (and we still have a lot to do tomorrow) but i am amazed at what we achieved. I had my doubts yesterday that we would even come close to being ready- the place was a mess with god knows what god knows where! but a big load to the tip in the morning, some painting, a bit more cleaning and packing and come finishing touches and hopefully by the time he gets here in the afternoon we will be good enough for photos with the rest of it able to be done before the listing comes out on Friday.

Most of our furniture is gone. We have our beds, a change table, Darcy's cot, the lounge and dining table left. Oh, the the washer and dryer! We've borrowed a tv and fridge for the week. Oh, and i still have my computer desk! LOL! But the rest is gone. I have bags and bags of clothes and boxes and boxes of kitchen stuff to take to vinnies.

I can't wait til this Thursday when we move out of the house and into our caravan while we wait for the house to sell.

Here is a before shot. I'll post an after tomorrow.