Ack. It was such beautiful day today. Monday dawns and it's all change! After a rough sleeping night I got up to get ready to go for a walk, go outside to warm up my car so I can go for a walk and feel it drizzling on me. No, not just drizzling, but I look at the car and it is frozen drizzle! My car has a layer of ice on it! I went back into the house and finished the fun book I was reading. It finally stopped the freezing drizzle around 9am and I have to be at MIL's to pick her up so we can go to Jane's house at 10am. I go for a quick walk. I was the only one at the park and it was really quiet. I think that even the birds had decided to stay in the trees! I saw a few squirrels and one deer.
I got to MIL's to find that her driveway was covered in ice! Yikes. Not fun. When I walk at the park I wear Yaktrax on my boots as it's quite icy, but I took them off before I got to MIL's. I put them back on so that when we got to Jane's I could get out of the car safely and get some driveway salt from the garage to put down before MIL went in the house.
We worked on Jane's kitchen. We have gone through all the cupboards and countertops and have sorted out anything we want and threw out any rubbish. The rest we left in the cupboards for the sale. Over here people have what are called Estate Sales. They are held in houses and the belongings are sold from the house. As Jane had a lot of collectibles we are planning on holding one of these. We are getting to the point where we will soon have to talk to someone about having an estate sale. We are going to pick out a couple of people who organise these and have them come over and talk to us about what they do, how they manage things and that sort of thing. There is such a lot of stuff. It really is still quite overwhelming!
It was snowing a little bit when I took MIL back home and we've had snow showers most of the afternoon. The weather forecast calls for sunshine tomorrow but I am not holding my breath!
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when you talk to the people that hold estate sales make sure you know what happens to the things that don't sell. A friend of mine found that the sale holders got all the leftovers and didn't have to pay for them...ReplyDelete
Thanks! That's one of the questions on our list. We're not quite sure what we want done with the leftovers. Neither of us have room for them, but we do want to know. We are going to put together a list of questions to ask.Delete
Kudos to you for going out even after the icy drizzle in the morning! You are making so much progress on Jane's house! Good luck with the estate sale.ReplyDelete
Thanks. There's still quite a bit to be done, but we are making progress!Delete
Frozen drizzle sounds most unpleasant, not to mention downright dangerous. I'm glad it stopped after a while and you were able to get out.ReplyDelete
It was absolutely horrible. Worse than the snow I think.Delete
I know I should have looked at the book, but it was the bookmark that really got my attention. It's amazing!ReplyDelete
That weather sounds incredibly scary. I hope it's easier for you tomorrow.
I love the bookmark too. I must admit that I have a weakness for them!Delete
Do the Estate Sales include the sales of the house or will that be sold separately later on? It sounds like a good way of clearing the contents so fingers crossed that it works well for you.ReplyDelete
No, the estate sale doesn't include the house. I think we will let people know that the house will be up for sale at some point. I think our plan is to do the sale, get rid of all the things, employ some cleaners to clean the house and then put it up for sale. Hopefully. lolDelete
Looks like a cute book. I sure have loved some great dogs! I wish you lived closer and I could help you. I left a comment on your blog, but make sure to check the business reviews of the company you hire. Stick with your gut feeling about them.ReplyDelete
I wish you was closer too! I know how much care you put into your sales and how much you treasure the things that are sold. Thanks for the tips!Delete
I find that ice scares me more than snow does as often I can't see it. It's been awful today with a thick wet drizzle.ReplyDelete
Yes, it scares me more too!Delete