We spent two hours yesterday in this room interviewing realtor number one to sell our property. He was perfectly nice and sells many homes in our area, we appreciated his personal and genuine interest in historic homes. Now we are processing the reality of our home's current value. Shocker. A $60,000 decrease from 5 years ago kind of shocker. Our home is definitely in the "starter home price range" for our area, so that kind of money is a pretty big piece of change. Of course, we realize those bigger numbers from five years ago were false given the unsustainable housing market craziness that was going on. Still, we can't help but feel (like so many people) a little disappointed not to make a bit off our first time home purchase investment. Isn't that why we buy those first homes? For investment's sake? Oh well, life is still moving forward, we'll just cut our losses (or hopefully break evens) and move on to the next chapter.
Have I ever told you about these chairs? I'm not sure. The makeover these chairs received six years ago was courtesy of one quart of Old Sturbridge Village Antique Black paint. It was applied over not at all pretty 90's beechwood chairs. The best $10 I ever spent. This tone of black is not modern looking, it is somehow muted and old feeling. Highly recommended if you have anything that could use a facelift. The table is not black, it's antique, wood, just looks dark in the photo.
Thank you all by the way for your orders this week, I'm so happy you like the new colorways! I'll be taking orders through the weekend for the cash budget pouches.
Okay, time to go and get this family moving with our day, see you soon.