It is a beautiful house. A big shout out to Craig at Tour Factory. He did an amazing job as you will see when you click that link. If you, or someone you know, would like to contact my realtor, her name is Lori Fleming, 801-940-9560. Ok, enough of the advertising.
So, here's the story. Yes, I know I was in process with Little Chicken, and I still have some things to finish on Ticklebelly Bungalow. AND I have the strong feeling that there is someone who needs my big house. It is not me (as my neighbor keeps insisting it IS me). I had been in conversation with my niece about living here because she will be attending Weber State, which is about a mile away, in the fall. I had also been feeling like that wasn't the right direction to go. So I finally let my niece know that I would be selling, called Lori (my realtor) the same afternoon and AWAY WE GO!
The Whirlwind: Called Lori on Monday, rearranged the house on Tuesday morning (well, actually all day Tuesday), signed paperwork on Tuesday afternoon, photog came on Wednesday morning. Why was that such a big deal, you ask? It mostly had to do with the rearranging of the house. You see, we were using the master bedroom as a TV/project/junk room, and I figured that maybe the master bedroom should actually look like a bedroom? Also, even after 6 1/2 years I'm still working on cleaning out boxes of stuff that Mom had been hanging on to. Here are some befores and afters of the master bedroom...
Before... (of course it didn't always look like this)
So, taking almost everything out of my current bedroom, doing a major vacuum and clean in there, and then taking most of the stuff that you see in the before pic and either stashing it in the closet or moving it to the front bedroom was in mid-process when Lori (my realtor) came over with some paperwork. I'm sure she was mortified to think that the photog was coming the next day and how was I going to get it looking decent again. Frankly, I was thinking the same thing. :D I was actually surprised that I pulled it off. Check out the photos in the tour, if you have any questions about that.
Now I have a new project that has taken priority...cleaning out the closets so that when people come to view the house, an avalanche doesn't consume them when they want to take a peek at the closet space. Little Chicken and Ticklebelly Bungalow will just have to wait their turns I suppose. This also means I'm postponing my road trip for a little bit. What this means for you, my Tiny House Friends is that you get to come along with me on my major downsizing journey. As previously seen on many a reality TV show, this may or may not be a dramatic, gut-wrenching experience. If it doesn't fit in Ticklebelly Bungalow, it finds a new home. We shall see! TO THE CLOSETS! (I may need a steady stream of hot chocolate to comfort me.)