Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thank You, Polk County!

Thank you so much for helping to make the first session of "How To Be A Smart Home Seller" such a success. On the way home, Mary and I couldn't stop talking about the support and warm welcome we received.

Special thanks are due to:

Kate Barkschat, Director of the Polk Campus of Isothermal Community College and Shane Ramsey for expert technical support.

Kathy Toomey, President of the Tryon/Polk County Board of REALTORs

Janet Sciacca, Executive Director of the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce

Samantha Hurst, Editor of the Tryon Daily Bulletin

Most of all we appreciate the participants, a lively crowd of home sellers, REALTORs and business people. Thank you for your great comments and questions. This course is for you, so keep 'em coming!

The phrase, "it takes a village", was brought home to us yesterday. Thank you, everyone.

Mary and I look forward to next Wednesday when we present the second session, "How To Prepare Your House For Sale".


Friday, March 11, 2011

Refrigerator Carton Spray Booth

When our new refrigerator was delivered we decided to keep the large carton it came in to use as a spray booth, and it's come in handy already.

Our laundry room had one of those terrible flush mounted "breast" light fixtures that you see everywhere, and it was really getting to me. I found an inexpensive tin light fixture that had a simple, attractive design, and Roger used the spray booth to transform it into wrought iron, with a 99 cent can of flat black spray paint. He just suspended a board with a cup hook across the top of the carton and hung the light while he painted it. The spray booth will also come in handy when he refurbishes our outdoor furniture and accessories, especially if he wants to paint them when it's too wet or cold to do it outside.

When we're not using the spray booth, we collapse it flat to store along a wall in the garage, behind the old refrigerator which now lives there in disgrace for causing our huge water damage loss last Fall.