When I move to the Fracciomento, Los Frailes, I will be about 400 ft lower in elevation! So, literally,
I am going down hill.
It has been an interesting, stressful and exhausting fifteen days of packing and staging everything for the GRAND sale that has been going on every day except Sundays since the first of the month.
Everything has been done by appointment so that I'm not inundated with people which I could not
Thankfully two magnificent friends came one day and one labeled everything (and I do mean everything) in both houses while another came that afternoon to price things. I had already made
a price list of the BIG furniture items, but there is so much more then that.
It was not apparent to me that there is so much art, books, decorative items like Mexican folkart, dishes, kitchen stuff and still drapes and curtains. On the Civil List I mentioned that I had ceiling fans to sell and was totally shocked at the outpouring of people who wanted a ceiling fan! Who knew? Problem is, I don't have anyone to take them down, so I have put that scenario on hold until I find someone to do that.
It is a great sociological study to see what people buy or don't buy even though that was what they initially say they are coming for.........People are fascinating.
I've met several people who live in the area where I am going - the hinterlands. But, it gives me a
small glimmer of hope that all will be well.
One of the most unexpected experiences has been nearly everyone who has come to the sale exclaims about the gardens and wanders around enjoying the beauty. Others exclaim about the house with the stone walls and arches. Others exclaim about the views. Most ask "Why are you leaving such a beautiful place?" To put it mildly, that has not helped my psyche. But, I'm pushing myself downhill.
Here are some of the things still here for the sale. There will be a public sale on September 22nd from 10AM til 2PM. Then whatever is left, if worth it, will go to a consignment store or to Alma, who has a large sale once a month to fund the Old People's Home here in San Miguel.
2 barstools SOLD
Coffee Table SOLD