We survived another garage sale week-end. With any luck, next week-end will be the end of them.
We found out that apparently the buyers loan is out of underwriting and they have ordered an appraisal. We just have to wait for his call to schedule it. We’re hoping he won’t find anything major that needs to be done and that the property will appraise high enough.
We are still very hesitant on selling necessary items, like the mower, golf cart, bed and a few other pieces of necessary furniture. We know the deal could fall through at any time.
We had a fairly successful sale this week-end, selling $455 worth of stuff, counting the tool box we sold earlier in the week. Boy am I going to miss that extra money when we’re done!
We got rid of a lot of little stuff. Al made a table of items that were 5 for $1.00. It’s amazing all the little things he had accumulated, screws, nuts, bolts, and the like. We marked things way down and even put out a pile of “free” stuff. The name of the game is volume! Some of this stuff could easily be taken to the dump, but this way someone else hauls it away and we get a buck or two.
We’ve been working on getting the pasture mowed (for the last time…maybe). It’s too big of a job to do all at once so we just do a little at a time. It’s almost finished and I should be able to get it done today.
Our weather has been wonderful. It’s been getting into the 50’s at night and upper 70’s in the day with lots of sunshine. I wish it would stay this way, but unfortunately our heat comes back today. We’re expecting temps up to 96 this upcoming week!
Our nest of Carolina Wrens (Nancy) have hatched out in the garage. They are right in the the midst of all the garage sale goings on, but it doesn’t seem to bother Nancy at all. Al put up a tarp to give her some privacy, and she seems to be doing well. Carolina Wrens always make their nests in good places out of the weather.
Our Bluebirds have also hatched in the nest box by the motorhome. We have a good view of Mom and Dad keeping the babies fed. This box has a door you can open, so I’ll get some pictures of the babies soon!
Here is a picture of some newly hatched Bluebird from 2 years ago. Notice their nekked little bodies!
Aren’t they cute?