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Murphy's law of moving and renovating

May 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 am

I thought I would have the old house painted and ready to put on the market by now. Of course not. I've been there putting in long days of painting and cleaning, but I probably still have two more weeks to go. It takes so long because I can't just go full steam ahead. I have to work on weekends, and then only for as many hours as someone can be with the kids. Hubby has had to work the last two Saturdays (unexpectedly) which further put a crimp in my plans. It's frustrating. I want to get this house on the market ASAP, but trying to accomplish anything-- especially as monumental as this-- is impossible when you have two small kids.

I am thankful for my mom. She spent two days last weekend cleaning and scrubbing, and definitely knocked some time off of the work that needs to be done before listing. Sure, I could sell as is, but in this market, I don't believe in leaving anything to chance. The house has to look perfect and be priced right.

Murphy's law has also kicked in on my paychecks, which arrive by mail once a month. I didn't forward my mail until April 25, because the check usually arrives before then. I'd been at the house every day, so didn't mind picking up the mail. The check didn't come. And in my new house, I've maybe gotten one piece of forwarded mail since April 25. So I'm living in a "where is all of my mail?" limbo vortex, and about $1000 in paychecks, which I could really use right now are caught up in the void. I talked to my employer, and they sent the checks on April 15. I should have had it before the mail forwarding. But of course not. And because I moved, they want me to wait and see if it shows up. I'm stuck. How much longer is it going to take for my forwarded mail to arrive???? I need to get paid!

2 Responses to “Murphy's law of moving and renovating”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Does your work allow you to direct deposit your paycheck to your bank account? I wouldn't want to rely on anything as unreliable as the mail for a paycheck.

    I know how you feel about it taking a lot longer to get a house ready to go on the market than you think it's going to. It is taking us forever to do ours.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm a freelancer, so my only option is mail. At least with this company. I know. It's awful.

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