Emotions are so strange when company comes to visit. You're excited to see them and can't wait for them to get here. Then there's that, oh crud, the house is a mess feeling. I hate that part of it. Tonight I managed to power wash the house. I hate that so much, and I skipped it altogether last year. I paid for that decision tonight though, the yellow siding of The Shack was almost the same color as my green shutters in some places. Never fear, after a couple of hours scrubbing away, the house looks great. Or as good as it can at the moment. I'm having the wooden soffits replaced with vinyl and new guttering as well this summer. So, the old wood has some bad places in it and a couple of pieces have been taken down in anticipation that I would have replaced them with new wood. I even have the new wood cut and painted and ready to put in place, but I don't want to mess with it again, so I'm going with vinyl. Once that is done, the outside of the house will be completely maintenance free. Yay!
Yet another house has been listed for sale on my block. Out of nine homes on my block, only one hasn't been on the market since I moved in 5 years ago this summer. I'm starting to take it personally!
I hope that everyone is having a relaxing summer. I'm teaching summer school, and looking forward to that being over on July 1.
I'll post pics of the house next door that's for sale soon. Would you be my neighbor?