It’s been almost a month since I last posted a photo-blog on any subject and that’s a long time for me to be silent. But, the story in the previous post continues and I’ve been very busy scrubbing and polishing. At the same time, I’ve gained new devoted friends here in Santa Fe; have made some progress on designing my new Reality TV show; am continuing to work on my 4th book; and have been working overtime on an enormous amount of housework to whip this property into shape and get it sold.
Charley Davis, mentioned in the previous post, is responsible for the great success in this project. Within less than four weeks, we have reduced this family’s unwanted possessions to almost nothing!!! Sorted and sold most of them … what they didn’t take to California… in a big two-day estate sale; and donated heaps of food, clothing and yard-sale leftovers to Salvation Army. We pulled in over $5000 for the homeowners.
Andy Ault, of Keller-Williams Real Estate in Santa Fe, has just put this most unusual home on the market for $620.000, considered by locals to be an absolute steal for over three beautiful acres and 6000 square feet (some of that income-producing rental apartments), a three-car garage and a huge yurt for meetings or activities. We had our first showing two days after he put the sign out in front!
Things have settled down immensely, as the family flew in Wednesday night, loaded the Budget Rental truck with their stuff on Thursday, and took off with the three dogs on Friday morning. They are now hoisting the heavy stuff up the three flights of stairs to their brand-new apartment. Better them, than me; but they tell me their dogs are “lovin’ it!” The green park riverwalk is right across the street. Meanwhile, I have only one self-sufficient cat to look after.
Now, here are some pictures taken just today: