But it's still a work in progress. We're not quite ready to put the sale in the hands of a realtor, but are hoping to get some cluttered corners cleaned, and officially put it on the market in the next couple of weeks. And, who knows? This time around it may actually sell.
We've put the whole endeavor into God's hands and pray that His Will is done, regardless. If we don't sell it, we'll at least have a new and improved house to live in! And we'll be racking up points for all the cross-bearing a family has to do to keep a house always ready to show to prospective buyers. =sigh= (I blanche at the thought...) But, it'll all be worthwhile if we can sell this place, pay off our debt, and live within a smaller footprint -- preferably in our old hometown, where we'll have daily Mass and teaching Sisters.
Fiat voluntas Dei.
I'll post some pictures of our finished projects as they're photo-ready.
* Interesting fact about the western railroad: The "golden spike" that joined the Central Pacific Railroad with the Union Pacific in Promontory, Utah in 1869 is reputed to have linked the east with the west -- but Coloradans know better. On the "Golden Spike" line, trains had to be ferried across the Missouri River to complete the journey. The year after the celebrated linking in Promontory, Utah in August of 1870, the Kansas Pacific Railroad, crossed over the Missouri on the newly completed Hannibal Bridge in Kansas City, connecting to the Denver Pacific line at Strasburg, Colorado. It was in Strasburg, on of our neighbor towns, that the first true Atlantic to Pacific railroad was completed.