We're back from our trip. It was a good, but very long trip! We started in Seneca Rocks, WV. Mark went rock climbing for a day while Logan and I road a steam train up the mountain and did a tour of The Greenbank Observatory. It was a wonderful day. I feel in love with WV. It is so beautiful! I'd love to live there.
We then headed to GA, which was a long drive. We spent 2 days looking at houses. We found 2 we liked and are trying to decide between the 2. I have to say I found it annoying looking at houses there because almost none of them had painted before putting their house on the market. Even worse, almost none of them had even bothered to clean before our showing. They had 2 days notice we were coming but I think only 2 houses out of 20 had actually cleaned! It made me mad because our house is spotless when we have a showing. We even stage it before we leave, we put on music, we light candles, all that stuff. To go into houses that didn't pick up the toys, or make the beds or even sweep was so frustrating! We're going to end up buying a house that did nothing before putting it on the market, but our perfect house sits here month after month not selling.
Anyway, we did find 2 that are what we are looking for. Both need repainting top to bottom and new carpet, but they will work for what we want. I may end up posting pictures of both if we can't come to a decision soon.
We then headed to the mountains of NC for our family reunion. It was so much fun and so relaxing! I laughed a lot, something I honestly haven't done in months. I took Logan to a square dance and we had a blast. Then we all stayed up until 3 am drinking and playing charades with a bunch of the relatives. I laughed so much, we all did. It was the 50 and older people against the 40 and unders. It was nice that I knew what the 40 and unders were talking about more than the 50 and overs since I was the oldest in my group. They came up with a bunch of stuff the older crowd had never heard of, but I had! Yeah, I'm not that old!
As for this house, we had 2 second showings while we were out of town. One of them decided to go with another house in the neighborhood that is 200 square feet bigger and $15,000 more. The other is trying to decide between our house and 2 others that are bigger, with bigger lots and $50-60,000 more. Obviously our price isn't a problem! Our house is 2200 square feet, I can't see how it is too small, but that is the most common comment we get as to why people don't want the house. If neither of these 2 people buy the house we are back to square one with no prospects on the horizon.
It's a bit depressing being back here with no end in sight, but I'm trying really hard to hold onto the good feelings of the trip.