Thursday, May 15, 2008

our house

this is the first pic we took of the outside, changes have already been made....including removing the little toyota

So tomorrow marks the 3 week anniversary of being in our house. We have done a bunch so far, but the list is never ending. A little history on the house....It was built in 1958 and has only had one owner. Thats right, we are only the second owners! This was definitely a selling point of the house (well, that and a blue toilet, but more on that later). The house also happens to be down the street from my parents and the house where I spent the majority of my childhood. This was not planned, although has been quite nice when we need to borrow a tool or some food. I grew up watching the man who built this house, Mr. J, walk his dog everyday down the street. He was so cute and so quiet and although he lived alone, seemed quiet content with his life with his dog. The first time we looked at this house I found out that Mr. J has Parkinson's and now lives in a senior home and would still live in his house if he could. I know they say not to get emotionally attached to houses you tour, but I was already picturing us living there, being good stewards of the house Mr. J loved so much. We always knew we wanted an older home in this neighborhood that we could fix up and make our own and this one fit the bill! So now here we are, 3 months later with scrapers, hammers, and paint brushes attached to our hands, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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