At the rate it is taking me to sort through sixty years of acquisitions, it was obvious I needed to hire someone to start taking care of the outside of the house.
Not a lot needs to be done. It is a pretty house that has held up rather well over the years.
But it really needed a bath.
I live on a main street in Salem. Twenty years of dust, algae, and moss has built up on its bright white exterior.
On Friday my yard man hired a fellow with a power washer. His initial plan was to power wash on that day and then do a thorough cleaning today.
The project is a bit bigger than that. He is out there today finishing the third side of the house -- including cleaning out gutters.
I would like to think I could have done all of that. And given enough time, I could have.
But not as well as this guy and his assistant. And if I learned anything as an attorney, I know to defer to the expertise of people who know what they are doing.
If I am going to get the house on the market by the end of this month, I will most likely need a couple more professionals like this.