Monday, July 2, 2012

We’re finally camping!

With vacation all this week, we finally decided to take some time off from renovating and staging and get in some camping – and believe me, all 4 of us were ready for it!!

On Friday night we got the RV out of the barn and loaded it up for a week of camping . . . and only forgot a few things!! LOL


Once we arrived at Silvercreek RV Resort in Silver Lake, we settled into our site and made a beeline for the pool!  Our main agenda for the week is getting some sun and lots of relaxation – and we’re off to a pretty good start!  Temperatures are pretty hot during the day (high 80s, low 90s), but it’s cooled off nicely the last couple of nights.  We’ve been turning off the A/C at night and opening the windows.  Tonight we may actually get a little rain, so we’ll probably leave the A/C on.

In addition to some pool time, we made a trip to the little town of Pentwater today for some shopping,


lunch at the Brown Bear (good burgers, crab bisque that Tom said was excellent, and tall beers),


and the kids’ favorite – the Cosmic Candy Company.


Tom brought the motorcycle along on this trip, so he’s taken a couple of rides along the back roads and through the small towns.


(Contrary to the new Michigan law, he still wears a helmet – but he wanted a new FB profile pic, so I took this one before he left for his ride.)

Back at home, we left our house in the capable hands of our realtor – last weekend we had a showing on Saturday, and an Open House on Sunday, and we just found out tonight that he has another showing scheduled for tomorrow.  I don’t know if it’s the new marketing plan, or just a better market this year, but whatever it is, it’s working in our favor – we’ve had more action in the 10 days we’ve been on the market than we’ve had in 10 months with previous realtors! 

He’s determined that he’s going to sell our house, and I believe him!  He’s also worked harder than any other realtor I’ve met . . . along with Tom & I and the kids, and the designer he brought on board, we’ve made a complete transformation of our house in about 6 weeks!

Here’s a link to a video that shows off much of the work we’ve done:

Slideshow presentation of our "transformed" house

We’re not sure what’s on the agenda for us the rest of the week, but I’m sure there will be lots more relaxation . . . and maybe a little sand!


  1. enjoy your vacation!!!..sounds like you deserve time off for good behavior!!

  2. Great to get away! Good luck on the house showings! We sold ours in 30 days from the first open house, and our neighbor's house sold in 20 days---- things are looking up for people with good credit that can qualify for a loan at these wonderful low rates.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

    1. Karen -- I was amazed at how quickly your house sold! I hope this time is it for us!!


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