The House

This is our little corner of the world and we call it hell…I mean home. 3 years ago, my now-husband and I bought this quaint little twin and it has been a challenge, to say the least. It’s our first house and we were looking for something we could make our own and not have to put a TON of work into. On the surface, it seemed like a good fit: being located in a decent neighborhood and priced within our budget, we jumped at the chance.  Granted, this wasn’t our dream home and certainly not going to be our forever home but it was a nice starter.

On the surface, it seemed like a good fit: being located in a decent neighborhood and priced within our budget, we jumped at the chance.  Granted, this wasn’t our dream home and certainly not going to be our forever home but it was a nice starter. Having been previously owned by an older woman, the house was in dire need of both TLC and modernization with lots of dark wood paneling, textured wallpaper, and thick carpeting. I think even 1979 would be ashamed of this decor.

It’s too late now. We’re elbow-deep in renovations in a very old house with some rather….unusual improvements, courtesy of the previous owner’s son. Some days I love this house, other days I feel like the husband and I are on Candid Camera or we’re in filming for a sequel to “The Money Pit.” I know one day it will be all worth the sweat and the tears but until then, I think I’ll take a break and have another beer.

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