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So. Freaking. Tired. - Karen's Musings
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So. Freaking. Tired.

I still haven't recovered from the exhausting weekend. I put my notice in at work today and my bosses were all very nice about it. They all wished me well and told me they were sorry to see me go but that they were happy that I was moving in a positive direction. That basically made the day fly by.

Then I got home with dreams of dealing more with the house. Hah! The phone didn't stop ringing and I'm so freaking tired that I just couldn't deal. I did the rest of the dishes, put a load of laundry in, cleaned most, but not all, of the kitchen, and vacuumed most of the upstairs. Then, because it was getting to be really ugly, I washed my sheitel and blew it dry. Now it's so pretty. Too bad it won't stay that way for long. I really need to style it more often, but it's a lot of work. I want to buy a fall so that I have something to wear when I don't want the full sheitel and when I need to style the sheitel but don't have time. I'd rather just buy another sheitel, but who has that kind of money?

I'm having a hard time prioritizing what else needs to be done. The clutter has just got to go and I'm not sure where to start. Seth's office is a definite place, but he's really got to be the one to deal with that (he's done a good job so far, but there's lots more to do). The bedroom is coming together which is good news. The closet looks awesome. Seth and his brother moved a lot of the stuff out of the upstairs today. We had a desk (in pieces) in a box cluttering the hallway for a long time, and now it's finally gone, as are several bags of trash, and a couple bags of clothing for goodwill.

Danny is coming tomorrow to fix the bathroom ceiling and then he'll also prime and paint it. That will be an incredible relief to have that finished. Seth plans to buy a few flowers to plan in the front to make it pretty. Good for him. I'm not so ambitious right now unfortunately. I just want to de-clutterfy. Yes, I know that's not a word. Deal.

What else? Everything else is fine. I'm just stressing about how to get this house in order before it goes on the market. I'm really looking forward to wrapping things up at my current job and moving on to bigger and better things. All good things ahead!

Current Mood: exhausted exhausted

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leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: May 10th, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am happy that they took the news of your leaving well. Now you can go forward knowing that the bridges are still there if you need them later on. You rock!

Ok...getting the house ready. Rule #1, real estate agents would have you totally redo a house to get it sold but that isn't realistic. Do what you can and do not aim for perfection. Your house is not a model home, people live there. It also isn't new, it is used, so not everthing is expected to be 100% wonderful. Get rid of clutter, and your doing that. This will help you move when the time comes. Take the magnets off the fridge, put videos away, pack up some of the bookcase so it isn't filled to the max, arrange cups and dishes nicely in the cabinets or pack some away that you do not use everday. The less clutter the bigger things look. Make sure all fixtures have working light bulbs...clear up bathrooms if there is too much stuff in them. If the cats have toys, put them away when the house is being shown...cat litter included. Is this too much? If it is, just do what you are able to do. You have a full-time job. It also doesn't hurt to have a professional cleaner come out and do a once over. That takes some of the work off of you...you deal with the clutter and let someone else deal with the actual dirt.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: May 10th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just read my post, my grammar sucks, sorry. Tired as heck!
From: cecerose Date: May 10th, 2004 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think trying to get place clean like you'd do for a guest, cleaning up the obvious cosmetic stuff (and hiding some of the clutter) but not overdoing it is probably a less stressful approach. Not to mention the fact you're in a Seller's market and should have no problem getting it sold. Like I know what I'm talking about...I've only bought, never sold.

Anyway, another thing to keep in mind while I'm thinking aloud. One of the reason my place was on the market for over 6 months was because the seller negotiated a sharply reduced commission with their broker -- and this was in a Seller's market. Nobody wanted to show the place -- there was plenty of turnover in my development I suspect this was a bait and switch type deal, where a RE agent would bring buyers in and steer them towards another unit with a higher commission.

Good luck -- I'm sure the place will sell fast! =0)
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: May 11th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I looked at one of those half sheitels. They're cute, but about the same price as a lower price sheitel - the one at which I looked was $700.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 11th, 2004 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
There are two kinds of falls... hat falls and headband falls. A hat fall is more expensive. I'm looking at a nice headband fall and can get it for about $300-400 probably, depending on the quality. My sheitel was $1200 with the cut.
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: May 11th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Headband fall? What kind of part do you have on your sheitel?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 11th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
yes, it's a like cloth headband in the front and hair in the back. You don't wear a hat with it (I suppose you could, but that would be hot).

I don't have a part, but the hair does sort of naturally fall as though there's a part. It's all in how it's styled.
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: May 11th, 2004 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah...I'm thinking of getting a bigger skin patch with a multi-directional part...I'm going to the sheitel lady on Monday, so I'll see.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 11th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, my next sheitel will have a multi-directional part.
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: May 11th, 2004 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is yours the same color as your natural hair? Mine is a little darker.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 11th, 2004 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's almost identical to my real hair color (sometimes if my hair comes un-pinned underneath, it's hard to tell without pulling on it which is mine and which is store-bought). I didn't really do that on purpose, it just worked out that way. It's cool.
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