Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Who Says You Can't Go Home Again?
It still looks pretty good on the outside, much the same as when my sister finally sold it almost twenty years ago. The virtual tour is quite a different story.
The house I grew up in was always busy with folks, friends and family. It was the "Go To" house in our neighborhood and everyone was always welcomed. Mama was usually always either in the kitchen cooking or on her sewing machine. She was a pretty great cook but a near professional seamstress.
My sister told me she had a hard time knowing which rooms were which in some of the pictures so I took a look for myself.
For Pete's Sake...what a mess. Click on the pictures to make them larger.
I mean the room looks okay, seems freshly painted but have never seen a room in such disarray for staging a house to put on the market.
Just wait, it gets worse.
I'm not saying the house looks bad, it just looks messy. My house is messy a lot of the time but if I was trying to sell it would be spic and span and everything put away, or at least hidden in a closet.
Now it gets interesting.
Could there BE any more junk in this picture and what in heaven's name were they thinking when they took it?
Here's the one good shot...the built in book cases between our living and dining rooms. There is one on each side of the hallway.
Here's our now pink and brown original mantel and fireplace. I like the brown but looks like they needed some painter's tape and what the hey are those lights strung across the fire screen?
We grew up on a quiet peaceful street and at least that doesn't seem to have changed. All in all the house looks great, just in need of some organization and cleaning.
Guess I better go buy that lottery ticket!
I'd love to save the house, and who knows what the future will bring? It was amazing growing up in that house, so full of love and laughter. Now it's just full of junk.
Who says you can't go home again? We'll just see about that!
Til next time...COTTON