With the ringing in of 2011 comes our countdown to departure. I’m busy getting wrapped up in my head with all the things that need to be done.
We are putting the house on the market in six weeks so I have been busy with a critical eye, wiping off sticky finger prints (when you really look they are EVERYWHERE!) We will be doing a bit of touch up painting, and re-waxing our polished concrete floors. FYI, two young energetic boys and all their toys reek havoc on a once pristine floor. There is also a small list of finishing jobs for Mike to get the house to 100% completion.
Once the house is on the market I will have the wonderful job of trying to keep it clean…yuck! We are hoping for a quick sale. We live in a very desirable part of Canada that attracts lots of retirees so our housing market is still reasonably strong. Our Realtor is also optimistic for a quick sale. (In a quick aside, I find it obnoxious that my spell checker says that realtor must be capitalized!)
I also need to apply for a new passport for Kayden as his is about to expire. I’m filling my time now with research and dreaming. Once we have a firm date for the sale of the house there will be a mad rush of visa applications, plane tickets, insurance, wills, packing our bags, and packing up the house. I can’t wait!