Lee is out in San Diego learning more about construction processes to bring back to the team. He also has seen some lovely flowers, which is nice–we don’t want any trip to be all work and no play! I’ll let him write up a report about his adventures when he gets back.
In the meantime, we’re holding the fort. Hopefully the second floor deck at the lake house is almost done. Carol has been decorating it beautifully, which will make it amaze potential buyers. She’s also been busy finding us wholesale deals and evaluating other potential properties, because we know we have to keep new projects coming in, and cash flowing.
As for me, I drove out to the Ash House today to check up on the work that was done there on Friday. We had both a chimney sweet and a duct cleaner come, and they left material to show buyers that this service had been done. The chimney sweep also left us an action figure. What’s important is that there is no dangerous build-up of creosote in that chimney, and that the ducts are clear (also repaired, since it turned out they needed some fixing). We’re glad we did it.
Our partners, Larry and Valerie, had been by the house earlier and installed some air fresheners. They were working overtime, but that smell was better than the burned wood smell, for sure. I dialed them back a bit, watered the plants, and cleaned the smears people had put on the picture windows when peeking in. There’s a lot of maintenance to do to keep a house ready to sell. And this one is ready! It looks and smells great. If you know anyone interested in living in Temple, Texas, give us a call. We’ll put you in touch with Valerie!