We’ve been living in the house for 34 days and I’m in heaven. As we were going through the buying process, everytime I mentioned to someone that we were buying a house I got the same response. “A house is so much work…”, “You’ll see, there is so much to do…” And at the end of the conversation it was “Good luck” not said in a good way, but with a sense of forbording…like I have no idea what I’m getting into. Even Chris, at times, most of the time actually, would say, Den you have no idea how much work you have to do to a house to maintain it. No I probably don’t and now I realize that I don’t. But in all those warnings never did anyone ever say, what a sense of pride and joy and self respect owning a home can bring.
I love my house and it is a work in progress. Do I have some frustrations, oh my gosh yes!!!! That we are not more settled, that there is still painting to do, that there are no curtains at the windows, that I can’t hang a picture or lay down a rug,…but with Chris working two jobs and me home with a very mobile 1 year old there is only so much you can get done in a day. Should I let this get to me, no. Instead I’ve chosen to really think and plan out our home.
Here’s a little of where we are so far.
There’s my honey proudly mowing his lawn…
And do you that bush in the background… When we had a landscaper come and look over the property he said it looked to him that it might bear fruit at some point but what kind he had no idea. So with two dogs and a toddler we did the wise thing and ripped it out. Our dog Chance actually got snagged in the thorns sticking out of it. That was it, time to go…
Bush no more….
There is something about a man, my man, shirtless, working and sweating in the sun…(let me stop now, this blog is rated G)
Tomatoes anyone? Don’t you just love my little garden? We have 4 types of tomatoes, arugula and basil planted so far…I’m so excited.
Look at my little arugula sprouting already…
And my herb garden on the deck outside my kitchen. There’s cilantro and more basil. I’m thinking some sage, rosemary and thyme…sorry I couldn’t resist the Simon & Garfunkel reference.
And here are my Impatiens that my very loving mum planted for me. I have a great picture of her working but she’d kill me if I posted it. In case you’re wondering, I’m happy to maintain a garden and plants but I’m not one to actually get my hands dirty getting it all in the ground.
I have a driveway…a driveway!!! No more driving around the neighborhood looking for a parking space. It’s the little things in life…
I also have Roses, thanks to the previous owner…beautiful isn’t it.
The inside of my home will be too, patience Den, patience.
Have a great holiday weekend everyone!!!!