I think I'll sleep well tonight

@JudyEv (244274)
Bunbury, Australia
March 30, 2021 6:44am CST
Next week, an estate agent is visiting us to list our house for sale. We are trying to make the place look as nice as possible and have employed our neighbour’s son to help with some tidying up. Today, Vince got a trailerload of mulch and the three of us spread it on the front garden. There are no plants there but the mulch will look nicer than the bare earth. We then went down the paddock and loaded up some firewood which Vince had sawed up a day or two ago. Simon then went home and Vince got another load of mulch. Tomorrow, the three of us will spread the rest of the mulch and maybe pick up a trailerload or two of dead branches. We’ve also contacted a man to do some earthworks on our road as it is very rough at the moment. And lastly, we have also hired a small storage unit so we can store items that will be going to the car boot sale which is in a fortnight. The photo is of the mulch we’ve spread.
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@LadyDuck (333305)
• Switzerland
30 Mar
This look very nice, you have a beautiful large lot, I am sure you will sell it at a good price.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
Houses are selling really well at the moment.
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@LadyDuck (333305)
• Switzerland
31 Mar
@JudyEv I am glad, houses are selling well here too, while in Italy there is a stagnation of the market.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
@LadyDuck One of Vince's golfing friends were thinking it might take two years to get the price they wanted but it took two weeks. Housing seems hard to find here.
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@DocAndersen (37392)
• United States
30 Mar
mulch is much more appealing I agree! Letting of of memories is a difficult thing.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
We have been here the longest we've been anywhere and have had a lot of happy times here.
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@DocAndersen (37392)
• United States
30 Mar
@JudyEv its funny we were in our house in Indiana longer than anywhere and we moved. It was also the longest i had ever lived in one place my entire life!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
@DocAndersen I think we've lived in 15 different houses.
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@Janet357 (70378)
30 Mar
I think you will miss this house Miss Judy once you leave.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
I think you are right. It is a very special spot and will always have a place in our hearts.
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• New Delhi, India
30 Mar
Wish you all the best. Hope the legal formalities finish as soon as possible and you get your work done smoothly
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
Thank you. That would be our wish too.
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• New Delhi, India
30 Mar
@JudyEv your welcome
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@Juliaacv (53911)
• Canada
30 Mar
It looks so fresh and clean, its alot of hard work. You will not miss that after your move I am sure. Have a great sleep tonight.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
Thanks. It looks so much better than just the bare earth.
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@myklj999 (56052)
• Olney, Illinois
30 Mar
I think I'll sleep. Well, tonight. Not right now. I understand why and all but I don't think I could give it up until they carried me away in a bag.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
That would have been my preference in a way too but sometimes you need to do the 'sensible' thing - unfortunately. I'm okay while I don't talk about it all too much. My friend who lives there says she has seen kangaroos on her walks so perhaps all is not lost.
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@m_audrey6788 (37427)
• Germany
30 Mar
Thinking positive. It will goes well. Good luck with the sale
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
Thanks. Houses are selling really well at the moment so we have our fingers crossed.
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• Germany
30 Mar
@JudyEv That`s something positive I`m sure there are a lot of buyers will love your place
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
@m_audrey6788 While I'll be sad to leave, I do hope it sells quickly.
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@Dena91 (12151)
• United States
30 Mar
Wishing you and Vince well as you go through this process. I know it can't be an easy thing to do. The mulch looks good. Keeping you in my prayers
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
Thanks very much. It's really appreciated.
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@wolfgirl569 (39583)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Mar
You are moving right along.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
Yes, it's like a train that starts slow then the momentum increases. lol
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@rebelann (83333)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Mar
I would have such a hard time leaving all that behind but I have to admit you've made me think about my circumstances.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
It isn't going to be easy but at some stage we'd have to move. Probably better to do it now than when we have less choice perhaps.
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@rebelann (83333)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Mar
I just hope you will be happy with your new surroundings. It will take a lot for you to get used to the change.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
@rebelann I try to work on the principle that happiness is a decision. My friend has seen kangaroos on her walks in that area so hopefully I will too.
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@jaboUK (64527)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar
What a busy time you are having. How long have you lived there?
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
We've been here 17 years, the most we've ever stayed in one place. I wonder if we'll have 17 years in the new place? lol
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@jaboUK (64527)
• United Kingdom
31 Mar
@JudyEv Of course you will - what are you now - 70? Lots of us are living well into our 80s and 90s now
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
@jaboUK We're 73 and 74. I married a toyboy but something has happened along the years. He will catch up to me on April 11.
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@LindaOHio (62007)
• United States
31 Mar
Your front garden looks really nice. We need to do something like that. Sounds like you have everything under control!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
We can't really plant it with flowers as the 'roos eat any plants we plant and the yard doesn't really lend itself to being fenced to keep them (the roos) out.
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@LindaOHio (62007)
• United States
31 Mar
@JudyEv Our flower bed is mostly weeds. We need to put in some ground cover and some mulch.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
@LindaOHio We have a few ground covers that they don't eat and some shrubs. There are also two Indian hawthorns and four roses all with wire netting protection. lol
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@much2say (47539)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Mar
From all that I've read and seen of your place, I am now feeling like "I" am moving too! Ah, the mulch does give it a fresh look!! Best of luck to you with all the work you will be doing this week!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
Thanks. I've shared a lot about the roos and so on but it's been great to be able to do this. No-one here wants to know about it.
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@much2say (47539)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Mar
@JudyEv Your roos and your property were the topic of conversation with Hubby this morning with coffee . . . a move to Australia even appealed to him! Well thank you for sharing your world with us. There will be new things to share by the end of the year!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
@much2say That's a very lovely compliment. Thank you. Yes, there will be new things to share in the future - and we'll still be doing our photography which will get us out in the countryside from time to time.
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@just4him (239464)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Mar
I'm sure it looks great getting it all spruced up before you move.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
It will look so good we'll feel even less like moving. lol
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@just4him (239464)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Apr
@JudyEv I'm sure you will. The house will look new.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Apr
@just4him I think that often happens when you move house.
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@msdivkar (21483)
• India
31 Mar
Nice effort to make the house surroundings more presentable but Where are you shifting to?
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
We are going to a lifestyle village. We will have our own house which we will own outright but it is in a gated estate which has a number of communal facilities - swimming pool, theatre, barbecue area, gym, etc.
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@msdivkar (21483)
• India
7 Apr
@JudyEv That is very good. It is nice to be staying in housing complexes with lots of amenities but it is costly for maintenance.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Apr
@msdivkar The fees for this one aren't too bad and at least we will own the house and land.
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@allen0187 (45878)
• Philippines
30 Mar
Good luck with the sale!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
Thanks very much. The agent is coming out next week to suggest a price.
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@allen0187 (45878)
• Philippines
1 Apr
@JudyEv hope the offer is beyond your expectations.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr
@allen0187 Thank you. That would be nice.
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@DeborahDiane (33807)
• Laguna Woods, California
31 Mar
@JudyEv - I used to be a Realtor and I agree that you want things to look neat, clean and smooth when you show your home. The mulch was a great idea! Keep it simple and do not over decorate. A few flowers in or around the house can brighten things up. Baking a pie or putting apples and cinnamon in a slow cooker before home showings can really make your house smell wonderful. They say that people who cannot remember the details of a house will remember if it smelled bad. Be patient and do what your Realtor suggests. I'm sure your house will sell. Sending good thoughts your way!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Apr
Thanks for the advice. We intend to get rid of a few pieces of furniture to make the rooms look more spacious. They are all decent size rooms anyway but we'll clear away any clutter. Baking something nice is a good idea.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Apr
@JudyEv - Reducing clutter is always a good idea when selling a home. If the rooms are large, that will be very appealing to a lot of people. I will be interested to hear what your local Realtor tells you, when you meet with them. Good luck!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Apr
@DeborahDiane I'll be writing about it all here. I'm keen to hear what she says too.
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@Ronrybs (11290)
• London, England
31 Mar
Sounds like quite a work load. How hot was it?
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
It got to about 32C. We started at 10 am and knocked off at lunchtime. Today we went from 8 am to nearly lunchtime but it wasn't quite as hot today.
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@Ronrybs (11290)
• London, England
1 Apr
@JudyEv Far to hot for me. Once it hits 28 I'm looking for shade!
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Apr
@Ronrybs I'm less and less able to cope with the heat nowadays.
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@allknowing (90665)
• India
30 Mar
You two are well organised. When people came to see our place only then did we come to know of all the minus points of our flat
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
We might still be told of some minuses when the estate agent turns up.
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@allknowing (90665)
• India
31 Mar
@JudyEv They do that just to squeeze out a good rate (lol)
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Mar
@allknowing Yes, you could well be right.
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@snowy22315 (110832)
• United States
30 Mar
Good an attractive property has curb appeal as they say.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
The road in is extremely rough so patching that up will be money well spent.
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@snowy22315 (110832)
• United States
30 Mar
@JudyEv I need new gravel at a miminum on my driveway..Blacktop would be even better.
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@JudyEv (244274)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Mar
@snowy22315 Even gravel will cost us a pretty penny. Ours is quite a long driveway.