Our “On again, Off again” potential buyer is currently off again, so we sent one more email off to his realtor, and now we’re moving on to “Plan B”. We’ve selected a new Realtor to list our home, and he has lots of plans for effectively staging the house for a quick sale at a higher price.
Step 1 was to remove the carpet from our stairs.
When we built the house, we went with solid oak treads, although we covered them with a runner made from our living room carpet. So, while Nick and I were out on Saturday, Tom & Bryce got started with ripping off the carpet. We weren’t sure what they we going to look like – they had been under carpet for almost 15 years – but we were surprised to see that they didn’t look too bad!
Tom and Bryce got all of the staples pulled out, smoothed them out with steel wool, and wiped the down with lemon oil.
The finished product looked pretty good! We just need to be careful when going up or down in socks! LOL!
Meanwhile, Nicolas and I got home from his Driver’s Ed class, and I got started making the birthday cake for today’s dinner.
Today we celebrated Mother’s Day and Tom’s and my birthdays. We met for an early dinner at Paesano’s in Ann Arbor, and then back to our house for coffee, cake & ice cream.
Mom opened her Mother’s Day presents, and was really excited about her new Tiger’s jersey! Who’s your Tiger, Mom??!!
Tom and I enjoyed our birthday celebration, and are looking forward to another great year!