Last evening, Al was down by the house working, while I was “upstairs” in the motor home fixing dinner and getting my shower. The motor home is up on a hill a pretty good distance from the house.
I decided to walk down and get him. So down I walked in my jammies. Hey, that’s one of the benefits of living in the country :)
I got about half way there when I noticed a truck in the driveway. I debated for a few minutes whether or not it was Al’s truck, but finally decided it wasn’t. Oops..better go back up and get some clothes on. I called Al on his cell and he confirmed we had visitors!
The way our property is, there is a dirt road that runs parallel to the south side of the property but we have a private driveway through the woods that we use. Most people don’t know you can also get to our property by the dirt road. There is a gate with a no trespassing sign by our private driveway. We haven’t had any problem with anyone coming onto the property…other than UPS or FedEx, so we don’t close or lock the gate. (until now)
We had an ad in the local weekly paper for our garage sale this week-end, and these two guys saw the ad and decided to come on in and see what we had. We weren’t too happy about that, but they bought a ladder and may be interested in the boat.
We will be locking the gate from now on.
The good thing is that they own a business in town where they buy and resell furniture and other things. The one guy is a collector and since we have lots of stuff, he may be a good guy to know. They have a cousin that is an auctioneer and he will sell your things at auction if you like. They are interested in purchasing furniture, boat, mower and a lot of other things. I realize they won’t be offering top dollar, but at least it’s a back up plan for the things that don’t sell quickly.
I put our phone number in the ad (for directions) and have been getting calls about some of the items. That was a mistake and on sale number 2, the phone number won’t be on it.
I also listed some stuff on Craig’s List yesterday and have gotten a few responses. I guess things are starting! I’m a little hesitant on selling things like our bed and bedroom furniture until after the 31st when the buyers “due diligence” period ends. Once we get some word on their financing and the due diligence is over, I’ll be more comfortable selling those types of things. We can certainly live here in the motor home, but if this deal falls though, we could end up not selling for months or even years, so I hate to sell the things we really would need. The problem with that is if it does go through, this stuff needs to all be gone.
Yesterday started with me at the dentist to finish up a crown that I started in December. The doc glue down the temporary real well since I’d be out of town and he had a devil of a time getting it off. At one point he said I had 3 hands in my mouth! He also filled two cavities and by the time I left, I felt like I’d been beaten up.
Al had been busy while I was gone and gotten the yellow pollen cleaned from both porches and was working on raking the leaves in the front.
Poor Al, was worn out by the end of the day. We’re making progress, but there is so much more to do.
I did laundry and boy does it take longer when you can only do one load at a time :) Yes, that is the advantage to the Laundromat. I took advantage of my clothesline and now everything has that nice fresh smell.
Our weather has been unseasonably hot here with the temp getting up to 87 yesterday. That’s one thing I like about Georgia. The spring and fall last longer than in Tampa. This year it’s been way too hot for this early. The Wisteria blooms have really taken a beating from the dry hot days.
Here are a few pictures of the Wisteria and flowering trees and shrubs. I wish you could smell the wonderful fragrant Wisteria. It has the most unusual fragrance and you can smell it all over the property.
Wild Easter Lilies
We have really enjoyed living here and being around the beauty. However, it’s a lot of work and we’re at the point we don’t want to work this hard. It’s especially hard on Al as he has to do most of the more physical labor. We will miss our little house in the woods but we will be very happy to start our new life. We can find beauty everywhere and that beauty can change from week to week. We will miss our birds and wildlife, but we always have birds when we camp. Normally the first thing that gets done when we get to a campsite is put some bird food out. I keep remembering a trip last summer at Ochlockonee River State Park where we had a very friendly family of dear (including small fawn), and white and gray squirrels. It was a wonderful trip.
Al I and I are “water people” and we need to be closer to it. This place is just a little too far from the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic or “good” rivers. So I’m sure we’ll be happy in our new life.
Another busy day starts…..