We're back after what ended up being quite a week. Wednesday we took the kids to the airport and were in California by that evening. Due to the work schedule and time pressures we jumped in immediately. We completely painted the interior of the house, did some major yard work, fixed a host of renter issues and generally got the house ready for the market. Open house on Saturday. The house goes on MLS tomorrow and our realtor is expecting offers even before the OH. Apparently inventory is low and demand is high. How much has the market changed in the last year? If we get what she expects it's gone up in Salinas between 70 and 80 thousand in the last year, 30 to 40 just since September 2012. Timing is everything and we felt The Good Lord was rapping us both on the forehead, telling us not to miss this obvious blessing (if our realtor wasn't just blowing smoke. Not likely but always a possibility. We're continuing to pray. Hard.). To that end we basically went through that house from end to end in 6 days. It was exhausting but if it all works out definitely worth the effort.
We left California last night at 9:18 PM and rolled into the driveway at 7:15 AM this morning. Tired but oh so happy to be home. Especially Angus. We took a nice nap this morning, got up to shower and eat something. We're still pretty bushed but I'll have a complete report with pics up tomorrow. I'd have posted from there but we ended up not having any internet access. My thanks to Car Guy who provided help, tools, expertise, food and much needed support. Good friends are such a treasure.
Thanks for all your well wishes and for checking in. See you tomorrow.
Six and Lu