My life has been crazy over the past week. I’ve avoided writing about some of this stuff because I wanted to wait until they were over. So here it goes…
First, lets talk about the new EDGE logo. Although technically I had a week to work on the new EDGE logo (for our junior high ministry), I really only had a couple days. I had to create a logo that was religious but not cliché or disrespectful. It needed to be youthful, yet still professional enough for grownups to want to be a part of it. Here’s the final logo that the staff chose… You would only use one of these logos for a given purpose, but the variations illustrate how the same logo and logotype can be adjusted and still look right.
Now, for the real news: I’m selling my house. After a week of negotiations, my house entered escrow over the weekend. That means somebody is buying my house. It’s bizarre. In the two weeks since Christmas, about 15 realtors have shown my house. Of those folks, 3 have come back multiple times, and 1 of them put in an offer. In the past month, this is the 3rd offer I’ve had my house. I guess the market is picking up.
I’ve spent most of my weekend over at the house fixing things that I know are wrong with the house. It’s all little things, like sweeping, mopping, screwing in electrical faceplates, and touching up paint, but it’s things that matter to someone buying their first home. The people who I bought the home from several years ago left it in immaculate condition, and I want to return the favor.
Outside has been some massive work. I trimmed two big trash barrels worth of branches from trees and bushes. Since almost everything out here has thorns, I got some big pricks in my fingertips that make it uncomfortable to type. The biggest project so far was moving about 15 trips with a wheel barrel full of gravel from the front of the house to the back of the house. This wore me out. Wore. Me. Out.
Although I’m excited to be selling my house (finally!), I’m postponing the celebration until it’s all done. The inspector will be coming through sometime early this week, and I know he’ll write up a list of other things that need to be fixed on the house. I’m expecting that the next two weeks are going to be a lot of work.