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Happy Anniversary Home & My 600th Post

3 year ago yesterday, Hubby and I signed the papers to purchase our current home. After having lived and raised our kids in the same home for 25 years, we had decided to pull up stakes and move to an area that was a little less congested. Somehow, we managed to downsize to a larger house. Doh!

At first, I was feeling a bit intimidated, but my space has grown on me. The first year I felt like I was visiting someone’s home. The second year I started making some changes that began to put my mark on the place. Suddenly, I wasn’t feeling quite so out-of-place anymore. This 3rd year seems to be the  one that I’ve finally been able to feel like this is MY home. Maybe now I’ll even put up photos and art.

So far I’ve converted old railings into half walls in the loft/office space, changed all the doors on the first floor to nicer panel versions over the horrible Luan doors that were there. We replaced a portion of the roof and, replaced gutters all around and insulated the house with foam. We’ve also renovated one bedroom upstairs and one downstairs. The latter one has become Hubby’s office. We’ve replaced the flooring in the basement, all the appliances along with the washer and dryer, added two pellet stoves for heat, replaced the attic stairs, and added a set of French doors between the family room and what’s become the 3 seasons room aka “the pink room”.

Sometimes I feel like we’ve barely scratched the surface, so it’s good to look a the paragraph above and realize that we’ve been able to accomplish quite a bit in a short space of time. Awesome!

On the boards for this year, I hope to paint my bedroom and 2 bathrooms and replace the Luan doors downstairs with doors that match the upstairs area.There are always more ideas in the mix, but it’s going to be a busy year already, so we’ll see what else I can conjure up. Eventually, the kitchen(s) and bathrooms will need some updating, the front entrance needs a more functional entrance, the pool is going bye-bye and along with it a large portion of decking that makes the back part of the house feel closed off. Still, with what we’ve been able to accomplish already, I have confidence we’ll be able to get everything done.

In addition to this anniversary, this is my 600th post. Granted it’s been many years, and if you go back in my blog, you may see some photos are missing and blogs that might not make sense without the visual. That’s because I’ve migrated my blogs at least twice now, with everything ending up here. In the transition, some things may have been lost in the mix. Whenever I have time, I go back and find the photos – or ones that are similar – and repopulate my blogs. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but one day I’d like to print all my blogs into a bound book.


I believe you make your own reality whether good or bad. Thus, my favorite saying is, "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

Well, Sharon, if you wanna know what I think....

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