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Sunday, March 10, 2013

The UGLY side of moving...

With a house torn apart,
 things packed here and there and 
NOT ABOUT to go thrifting, 
I am afraid I don't have anything interesting to blog about right now. 

I hope you will bear with me awhile longer...
this move has really been a lot of work, sorting thru it all,
selling some, giving away some...

We will put our house on the market this week..YAY
and, once we get moved,
I will have some awesome things to blog about....
.....stay with me.


 Hi, Everyone...

Hope your weekend was a great one.

Mr. Sweet and I painted most of the weekend...



Several years ago, Mr. Sweet and I added on to our house
and the addition included a large UTILITY HALL across from his workshop.

We used it as a large pantry on one end 
and on the other, cans of paint, bug spray, garden items...
that kind of stuff..

 ...a wonderful addition.
but a BAD photo...sorry!

Over the years, the shelves became marked and chipped...
and NOW...
ALL the shelves and walls are now pristine WHITE...
lookin' sooo good.

 I have to tell you that, while I love the LOOK of this little wooden "diamond" trim 
on these vintage windows,
they are THE PITS to keep clean...

and to paint them is sheer AWFUL !!
I painted them on the inside and Mr. Sweet did the OUTside....
Now..they are sparkly clean and....
I am so glad...so glad to mark off ONE MORE JOB on our long list.

I'm glad, too, that we took all our plantation blinds down,
H.O.T. water in the tub...
a LOT of  DISHWASHER  SOAP....
soaked awhile and they came out SHINY CLEAN.
Great tip from a blogger but, SO SORRY, I don't remember just WHO.
I am really glad to have these  clean...

So glad, in fact, that I decided to 
MAKE BROWNIES...
Imagine that !

 
If you've not tried these....
YOU SHOULD !!

41 comments:

Beth said...

3 years ago I went through just what you are going through now when I sold my home and moved. I did all of the packing myself and had several garage sales and still had to downsize when I moved here.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

ugh....I feel your pain...and pain it is. I thought it would kill me...we were so sick of going to GW dropoff...but we still are finding things we realize we don't need. You will get it done....eventually!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

BJ what job, but soon the house will be sold and you can start decorating your new home and I am sure it will be stunning!

When I get ready to down size, I am letting my friends take what they want and I am getting big dumpster and it all goes.
Have a great week and you and Mr Sweet don't work to hard.
Had french toast yesterday and it was yummy.... Thanks.

Mary

Audrey said...

For a lady who does not have anything interesting to blog about, you sure write an interesting blog. Good that you took time to cook some brownies. Would not want you to deprive yourself of dessert. Gotta keep Mr. Sweet happy too. Glad you are getting the house on the market. Good luck for a fast sale.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop said...

Good luck on selling your house, BJ! Thanks for linking up for Moonshine Monday last week! I featured your yummy strawberry cobbler this week! :)

Sarah said...

BJ, we have the same kind of window panes in our dining room. They are a pain to paint or even keep clean for that matter. But they are a charming look.
Looks like you and Mr. Sweet are making great progress. Good luck with selling the house. Bury a St. Anthony in the front yard. Just might help, can't hurt.

Maureen said...

I know exactly what you mean. When I was renovating my income property I was on the go all the time but there wasn't much to write about. You can paint for a week but you can't tell people about it for 7 days! You'll get there.

Lavender Cottage said...

Good luck with the sale of your house. When we downsized
I said I'd never move again. Of course, if we won a lottery...
Judith

Designs By Pinky said...

I am tired just reading about what you are doing. I know how hard it all is. And don't worry, we will all be here for you when you move. Now, may I pleae have a brownie;):) XO, Pinky

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

You stuck with me through a couple of moves BJ, so you know I will be here with you through yours!

Wishing you a speedy sale!
Hugs,
Penny

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am going to be in the same boat as you soon....packing and cleaning. I am tired already-lol
Your shelves look great!
I have not seen those brownies yet but I will look for them. xo Diana

Kathy Moreland said...

Oh I hate doing windows period! I just have a streaked mess when I do! Those brownies look sooo good! Take care doing all this moving and the work related to it. It's tough! Looking forward to seeing your new home all dolled up!

nannykim said...

I didn't know you were moving! I have not been doing a whole lot of blogging---We downsized two years ago and we are very glad we did. I couldn't imagine doing it when I was any older than I am now; this is one reason we did it now....it is a lot of work!

Shelia said...

HI BJ! Oh, you're working your tiny head off! I know when you put your home on the market it'll sell quickly. It's just a darling place. Too bad we don't live near you, Mr. Precious became a Realtor after he retired! :)
Be a sweetie and thank you for the brownies!
Shelia ;)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I cannot possibly understand you being sorry for not having something to blog about...I love what your blogging about now, we are all moving with you, we are painting along side you and hoping the house sells quickly, just like you do, we are also having breakfast with you and now having some cake...lol...thats the real story, and one we would all not miss, not me anyway...

eileeninmd said...

A lot of work to be done for your move, looks like you are getting it all done. I hope you house sells quickly, where are you moving? Looking forward to post from your new place. The brownies look yummy. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm glad to hear you're almost done getting the house ready for sale BJ! I know it's a lot of work. Hope it sells quickly for you:@)

Kathleen Grace said...

You must be exhausted! It looks like you have made amazing progress though and the house will be such a beautiful place for some lucky new owner:>)
And then...we get to see you work your magic on the new house!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Moving is so hard! Bless your heart....I don't envy you. Now on to happier subjects like brownies! I want to try them!

Theresa said...

Just keep keepin' on sweet friend:) That light is flickering at the end of the tunnel! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Vee said...

One day at a time has probably been your motto. Someone is going to be so blessed to purchase your home and arrive with things all fresh and waiting for them. Hope that you'll move this week so you have furniture and dishes! and I'm so gad that you can see light at the end of the tunnel!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

COURAGE, Dear One!

It will all get done! It will! It will! It will! :-)))))

And thank you for keeping us up to date, on how the whole process is coming along. I want to ask, but don't want to bother you.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is going to be so wonderful when you are moved. It really is a lot of work. Hugs, Marty

Beverly said...

Girl, I always think you are amazing. The two of you have accomplished so much. I will be with you all the way.

Madeline's Album said...

Boy things are coming along for you all. You two really are amazing at what you have got done. Hope the house sells fast. I will have to try the sugar free brownie mix. Have a blessed day. Madeline

SmilingSally said...

How surprised I am to see that you're linking in to Blue Monday! GREAT! However, you forgot to link in!

I do understand; moving is a BEAR!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
Love your pristine white pantry, storage shelves!!! You have my deepest sympathies for having to paint those diamond trimmed windows, as does "Mr. Sweet". Oh, how I remember all too well washing those blinds in the tub!!! But, somehow...I knew there would be a "foodie" in this post somewhere!!! :) Now, once you get moved...it will be time for a swim!!! Relaxing around the pool!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Adrienne said...

You will soon be SO glad you worked so hard to sell your home and move - but, in the meantime, it's no fun! I'm painting my office/creative studio this week. Can't wait for it to be DONE! Also can't wait to see you new home when you've moved in.
~Adrienne~

Jackie/Jake said...

I so understand as we downsized to a condo last November so spent the year getting our home ready to sell!!

Ann said...

BJ, I'm really looking forward to see your new home. I haven't seen these sugar free brownies--can't wait to find them.
Ann

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

You know what always kills me about the various moves we have made (5 towns & 1 apartment, 1 duplex, 1 rental house and 5 houses of our own)is that we always get those places just perfect as we are leaving! Why don't we do all those little fix up chores while we are living there and can enjoy them?

I'm glad you are making progress. I just can't wait to hear all about the new place.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

You know what always kills me about the various moves we have made (5 towns & 1 apartment, 1 duplex, 1 rental house and 5 houses of our own)is that we always get those places just perfect as we are leaving! Why don't we do all those little fix up chores while we are living there and can enjoy them?

I'm glad you are making progress. I just can't wait to hear all about the new place.

Linda Metcalf said...

I will definately look for the brownie mix. As a diabetic not much in the line of sweets I can have.

Donna Wilkes said...

Will work for those brownies! I will have to look for them - I am a diabetic also. Hope you have recovered from the painting and the cleaning.

Kathleen said...

I know, it is a hard job! It took us a year to get over it!
Prayers for you, BJ!

Cafe au lait said...

We're doing improvements too and I know what you're going through.

My Blue Monday.

Sandi McBride said...

when we moved here, I promised myself I would never move again till I move to the family plot...hoping that you are soon over the work of moving and enjoying the settling in....love the sugar free cake mixes, the frostings too...yeah for the Pillsbury Doughboy!!!
hugs
Sandi

SavannahGranny said...

Thanks BJ, I gotta try this brownie mix for Bob. I never knew it was out there.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Bj, thank you so much for your kind words and prayers. There really are no words, but it's friends like you who make the difference.

Sending much love your way...

xo,

Sheila

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Moving is such hard work!! I know you will be glad to get that house on the market and back to the fun part of getting your new home all decorated~ big hugs, Linda

Chubskulit Rose said...

I've been there and it's really hard.

I am now just getting around with Blue Monday entries. I know it's Saturday already but am trying hehehe.

Come and take a peek of my BLUE
Happy St. Patrick's weekend!