Monday, November 12, 2012

nothing like a good bath

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.


barbara eckrote said...

You are a very wise man!

Shannon Casey said...

It's a good idea to contract out the heavy-duty outside work, as it may take you the whole month to figure out what to do with all those books.

John Calypso said...

Moving from Colorado is on my list of things to never do again ;-)  We still have a house full of storage stuff in New Mexico - you reminded me - ugh!

Steve Cotton said...

 Without the help, the work would not get done.

Steve Cotton said...

If I had more time, I could do it myself.  Ironically, the better the place looks, the more I want to keep it.

Steve Cotton said...

 I want to avoid any storage when I head south.

Steve Cotton said...

Wisdom comes with age.  Sometimes!

John Calypso said...

Hmm - Didn't you "head south" 4 or 5 years ago; and doesn't your Oregon casa represent storage during that time or???

Steve Cotton said...

When I head south -- again.  Withno Oregon house for storage.