We have been very busy trying to get DS ready for college, packed for the move and getting this house ready to list for sale. I hope we can get a good price for it, but I am starting to feel like the cosmos are conspiring against us. With the interest rates going up the housing market is going down. We bought when the market was high and are selling when it is low. I see something wrong with this picture. :>/ Also, our neighbor has done something that I am afraid might lower the value of our house even further. We have lived here almost 8 years and this has been a very nice neighborhood, quiet and well kept. Last Wednesday, on my way home from the office, as I turned onto the side street to drive into the garage I see people on the lawn next door setting up HEADSTONES. The building has always been a Funeral Home, but it doesn't look like a commercial property... or at least it DIDN'T until they set up those headstones. I guess sometime recently they decided that they need to sell headstones as well as have funerals. They couldn't have waited a few months??? Now as you stand at my kitchen sink and look out across the lawn you are staring at 9 headstones. I am just hoping there is a family out there that wants to move here who won't mind looking at headstones while they do dishes.
Meanwhile, at the new house, things are progressing rather nicely. Here is a picture of my kitchen with my cookstove set up and my new work table in front of it. When we had our cookstove in the house we had before I didn't have a table to work on in front of it so I decided to get one for my new kitchen. The person who lived there before had a small dining table in front of the fireplace, but I already have 3 Shaker weavers stools and there is no counter to put them under. I found a work table that I really liked at a local furniture store, but it had a backsplash which would have been annoying in the middle of the room. I went to look at it anyway and found the store has the furniture made locally and will take special orders. I had them take off the backsplash and add a few inches so I could sit my stools at it too. I just love the outcome. What do you think?