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Well finding stuff can be good and bad. Now I have to figure out what to do with it. It is really strange to see most of the house completely empty. Still a lot to do today and tomorrow but just need to keep at it. I figure it will take one more trip to tie up loose ends. We are hoping to come back here in a few years and that is why we decided to rent. With the crazy market these days we will never come close to finding a place like this that is not priced way beyond what we could afford. Right now the average house in the Denver area is $600,000.00 let that sink in!!!!! Who can afford a decent house there any more, it is just insane! We are talking a smallish house in not the best areas and they go up from there!!!
Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3) said:
The end is in sight!
That is going to be a masterpiece quilt for sure. Hope you can get it into your local show and dazzle the quilters.
I am exhausted just reading about all of the work you are doing.
Bet you won't let stuff pile up like that again because you are getting older and wiser.
as others have said, phew, I'm tired reading your list. I don't know how you've handled this being spread out the last several years. It's definitely been interesting, I don't know that I could be as patient as you've been. It sounds like you BIL is a serious blessing. Didn't he used to be in California? Or was that another one. I've been pleased with FB marketplace too. I was able to get rid of my piano to a very nice young nurse who loves to play. She reminded me a lot of Marion. Feel it went to a good home. I also sold my used long arm 4 years ago at a very good price to someone who was very excited to start quilting her own quilts. I really like seeing someone who will use & appreciate the things, rather than a hoarder who is collecting things for resale.
thanks, it is 72 x 62. I think I'm likely to decorate for Christmas early this year. Maybe after Halloween instead of our usual Thanksgiving.
I think you are smart to hold on to it. I just have to believe this housing bubble will burst eventually. And then we will see a flood of foreclosures when people have borrowed way more than their house is worth. Part of me would have liked to build a house on our land, but the cost of materials is crazy right now. And DH is having fund putting together a little camping/hunting apartment. He purchased two shipping containers, one for storage (tractor & "junk") and the other for an off the grid living space. He needs a project, right - hahaha.
Dee, your quilt is absolutely stunning! I admire how you think through every detail (that must be the accountant in you!) and plan every stitch and embellishment. The quilting is divine ... but you're right ... black on black tends to disappear BUT you know it's there. The beaded finish is going to be the crowning touch! I know that I've seen that finish in at least one quilt show in the past ... if you find directions for it, please post. It looked rather self-evident, but you just never know. :-)
I think it's just grand that you are going to enter it in the local show! Whenever I go to local shows ... the small ones ... I'm always blown away at the sheer amount of talent. Just like you, there are hidden gems everywhere.
The amount of work that you've been doing is phenomenal. All the going back and forth is tiring, just to read about it. But you know about that first hand. I've moved exactly twice in my life: from my parents' house to my apartment and then from that apartment to the house where I live now. I *know* how much stuff gets accumulated over time and tend not to think about it. But when you're readying to move out, everything gets exposed and hard decisions need to be made. While I don't envy you the job, you've accomplished so much! Actually getting rid of the unwanted items, either to the dumps or thrift stores or given away, is a very liberating feeling.
I don't remember if you've said what your immediate plans for housing are ... will you be staying in your 5th wheel or renting a place?
thanks Shelley. I could not find any videos or instructions so I decided to order the book from Bethanne Nemesh, "The Devil's in the Details". It was $25 which isn't too bad. I'm hoping there will be some things I wouldn't have considered. She also has an online video or DVD but I didn't want to spend $79.
I think your DH camping apartment is perfect. A place he can go and be outside but still have a little inside comforts too. Yup the housing market is gonna go down like a Jenga game!!!!!
Spent all day packing so far and am taking a well needed break. Most of the things in the house are now in boxes, just have some dishes, pots and pans and misc things to go and the inside will be done. DH is making headway in the garage but he still has a long way to go. We are thinking it will be one more trip but at least the inside of the house will be empty and the rental company can prep that and then we can finish up the garage and around the yard some. DH got up in the middle of the night and scheduled some packers for us for two hours tomorrow morning so we can just focus on packing boxes and they will put all of it in the truck!!! Last time we had packers too and they moved all the furniture and heavy stuff in 2 hours, this time there is no furniture just lots of boxes for them.