Changes

Anyone still there? Did you think I’d go from a post a day to almost nothing? It really wasn’t my intent, but life got pretty busy here and somehow this little blog kept getting put at the bottom of the pile. (Truth be told, it was busy towards the end of November too, but a commitment is a commitment and I was determined to finish strong. And then it seems I fell off the map!)

OK – things are busy here in Waco. We’ve decided to put our sweet Waco house on the market. I know – crazy, right???? There were a lot of factors, but the bottom line was the realization that at much as we love that house, we just aren’t ready to hang up the RV keys and settle in to a non-moving home.
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So our goals for our time in Waco became a bit more pressing. Since this would be our biggest opportunity to finish up the projects we’d started over the last year – like that shed and upgrading the electric service – we knew the clock ticking.
Here’s how we left the shed in the spring –
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As you can see – Gary’s made some great progress –
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Windows and doors in, trim almost completed, and really it’s just that upper access door to the ‘attic’ that will make it complete. He still needs to fix the garden area (the part in the front that looks like it could be a deck), but it’s really coming along nicely!
With the shed nearing completion, he moved to the electric upgrade.
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Ooooo – so fancy!! When it came time to install the new smoke detectors on the second floor, he ran into an unexpected glitch. One that will require a bit more work. And the first step of that “bit more work” involved being able to actually GET to the wiring in the attic. And that required getting all of the insulation out of the attic. So…..
Gary worked in the attic, feeding insulation down the access door
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while I smooshed it into giant contractor bags.
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Yes, I wore a mask and gloves. Gary even had a dust mask on!
It was an all day event, but by the end of the day –
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the attic was empty of insulation and deck was full of bags to drop down into the trailer to take to the dump!
(Have I ever mentioned that there’s this sweet second floor deck off one of the bedrooms. Check out this birds-eye view of the backyard- Untitled
Nice, right?)
This morning it was off to the landfill for us!
(Some unknown person dropped off a box spring and a recliner in the alley behind the house last week. Although it’s pretty rude to do that, the box spring was helpful in securing our jumbo bags. The recliner will have to wait until the next trip.)
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You know you’re doing house projects when the guy at the landfill recognizes you and offers to help you unload. Or when you think taking a picture of “The View from The Landfill” might be interesting.
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So much trash in this world!

My plan was to get the upstairs painted and all sparkly before we leave next week, but between the electric glitch (making a general mess of the second floor), Christmas sewing, being Gary’s helper, and baby holding (hey, that’s my job too!)
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I’ve pretty much made lots of plans and picked up paint chips.

But while the SAD news is that we’re selling the house, the GLAD news is that it looks like we’ll be selling it to a sweet family that we’ve been friends with since we’ve been coming to Waco! It’s just at a handshake stage at the moment, but we’re excited about the possibility! Everything still needs to be done, but if nothing else, maybe she can help me pick out those darn paint colors!

We’re going to miss this place, but if things go as I hope they do, we might just be able to enjoy a couple more nights like this in the future!
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Ahhhh……..

10 thoughts on “Changes”

  1. Very cool. Glad you are close to done and going back on the road. We need you out here. Merry Christmas

  2. Love the post. You are such a great blogger. Thx for the update.

    Merry Christmas Stephanie. Enjoy the holidays with Gary and your dear family!

  3. I have enjoyed following you all these years😊 You are a great inspiration to us to ever stop living👏👏👏 Keep up the blogging-the photos make your words come alive.
    Our later years have been in airplanes which has its challenges (In fact I am leaving Doylestown this morning to head back to Charlotte!)

  4. Wow, you guys sure get into a lot!! Sweet memories of all you have done there. I am sure you will be blessed by staying on the road a while longer. Merry Christmas to both of you.

  5. Hi, Pam!! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed our adventures and if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that flexibility is the way to go! I’ve enjoyed (trying!) to keep up with you guys via Facebook too!

  6. Thanks, Dale! Hope you guys all have a Merry Christmas too!! Loved catching some glimpses of your life on FB. I’ve so wanted to stop by your Flower Cart over the summer!

  7. Shalom Steph and Lovey,
    Wow, you folks are working more than when you had jobs!
    No retirement for G-d’s people (HaHaHa)!
    Sad and glad, I know the feelings about homes. We love them,
    but must sometimes give them up.
    You too have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2019! And —- don’t work too hard!
    Blessings and Peace,
    Stef and family — Let it snow… PEACE in this World!

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