Today marks the 3rd anniversary of being in my house.
This snapshot was taken of the house before I actually owned it. So much has changed since then, and this summer’s “To Do List” continues to grow…but I’ll get to that in a minute.
Never, in my wildest dreams, did I think I’d be a mid-20-something buying a house. Life took a drastic turn for me at that time and buying a house became more a necessity than a dream I had been aspiring to attain. For this reason, this adorable piece of property has been dubbed my ‘Therapy House’.
I could not be more proud of myself because this baby is mine-all-mine. Mine is the only name that appears on the title; Mine is the only name that appears on the mortgage; Mine is also the only name that appears on the check written each month to keep possession Therapy House (that last one is a bit of a bummer).
Most of the work has been done on the inside, and the bulk of it was done the first weekend (before I even officially signed on the house). Blood, Sweat, & Tears is an understatement for weekend #1. BUT – look how excited I was when we finally got in there the first night to start ripping up flooring:
Look how NOT-excited I was when discussing the plush, green carpet in the bathroom:
As I mentioned previously, LOTS of work has been done on the house. And I do have some fabulous before & after pictures, but I think we’ll get to those another time.
As for this summer, and the ever-growing “To Do List”, here’s what we have in store:
- Paint Outside of House
- Replace Siding on Garage
- Re-stain Back Deck
- Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
- Gardening, Gardening, Gardening
**The first 3 are a result of the hail storms (yes, plural, there were 3 really bad hail storms last summer) that damaged Therapy House.
It really is time for new pictures of Therapy House, especially the outside. Since I moved in, Therapy House has gotten a new roof, and the majority of the random trees/bushes/shrubs that were planted throughout the yard (with no apparent rhyme or reason) are gone. I don’t care how beautiful wild rose bushes are for 1 week out of the year, try mowing around 6 of them and then we’ll talk.
I’ll keep you posted as some work gets done and by mid-summer I promise fresh, new pictures of Therapy House.
Happy Friday, Everyone!