Two years ago this week, Mr. Smith and I purchased a beaten down, 100-year old foreclosure.
Our lives have not been the same since.
When we moved in, our plumbing did not work, we had to walk around in the dark because very few of our light fixtures worked and you couldn’t get me to step foot inside our downstairs bathroom!
The only reason I agreed to buying this place was because I thought we were going to take out a massive home improvement loan which would allow us to completely remodel the insides and out in under a year.
(Famous last words of a homeowner newbie, right?)
Needless to say, we never did take out that loan.
Nevertheless, we have come a loooong way in two years and it feels so good to see our To-Do list shrinking! So in honor of our 2nd House-iversary, I thought I would put together a little timeline of how Mr. Smith and I have brought meaning and beauty into what was once an eyesore…
Even though Mr. Smith and I have had to live in less-than-ideal conditions these past two years, I’m glad we didn’t take out that loan. Instead of creating more debt for ourselves, we created more memories and more appreciation for the simpler things in life.
Hopefully in two more years we will have finished our To-Do list which includes:
-Replacing the kitchen countertops and backsplash
-Remodeling the laundry room and covered porch
-Replacing all the windows and installing wood flooring
-Digging a water well and installing a pump
-Reupholstering all the furniture
-Landscaping the yard
-And a bunch of other stuff…
Do you believe in having a beautiful AND useful home?
Check out the William Morris Project at Pancakes and French Fries, an insightful blog about how to make more sense of life’s messes.