Well, we can call this some progress towards getting the house ready…maybe.
I tracked down a lamp shade for the lamp in the living room, but I’m not sold. I kinda of think it makes the lamp look huge in comparison to the rest of the room. What do you guys think? I won’t be offended. Really, the tag is still on the shade; it’s just flipped to the back for the picture.
Here’s a close-up of the lamp (ignore the other lamp that I took off the table…and the blurriness.)
My personal vote is to take the lamp shade back to the store and then just move the floor lamp to storage in the basement until I see whether it finds a place in the new house or gets Craigslisted. Either way, I’d be able to cross the project off my to do list.
Not much more progress was made around here. I did clean downstairs pretty well. I mean, I even sent the most heavily used couch cushion covers through the washing machine. That definitely doesn’t get done all the time. But…general maintenance of acceptable living conditions doesn’t get me a check mark on the list. Bummer.
I did get the chemicals in the garage to the recycling place. I have a feeling that I’ll have one more small batch to drop off before I move, especially if I clear out some old cans of paint, but at least the bulk of them are gone.
And, I did go to two open houses. I figure if I see some houses with potential that will help with some project maintenance. One of the houses today was a definitive and resounding no. The other one though made it to the short list. If it’s still on the market when the the time is right, it could definitely work with a good location and pretty much everything on my list except for a dog fence.
So, that’s about it around here. It’s still an emotional tug of war trying to figure out if selling is really and truly the best decision right now. But, if for some reason, it doesn’t materialize, then at least this house will have the odds and ends projects done.