Monday, May 18, 2015

730 days

It suddenly dawned on me last night. May 17th. I know that date. It's important to us. How did it sneak up on me? It never crossed my mind that the day had any more meaning than a beautiful Sunday with blue skies, 80 degree temps and chirping birds.

But it was MORE than just a Sunday to us. It marked 2 years on Middle Ave! Two whole years have passed in the blink of an eye.

May 17, 2013 we joined the homeowner's club.

Andrew and I look back fondly on that day. We were SO naive. SO in love. SO grateful and overwhelmed all at the same time. SO eager to make this house our home.

We also look back at pictures and think…what the hell were we thinking?!?!

1 French Door...
4 Dumpsters…
5.5 Rooms…
7 Windows…
20 Can lights...
36 Gallons of paint…
43 Rolls of Insulation…
56 Sheets of Sheetrock…

730 days later…

Countless blood, sweat & tears (many tears!)...

Last year we were here.  This year, I can proudly say that we have transformed this house into our home.


Check out the blog later this week for Before & After pictures! 
                               
                       

3 comments:

  1. Maria -

    I have loved reading your blog over the past two years and seeing all of the progress you have and Andrew have made on your beautiful home. Wes and I bought our bungalow last June and it has been quite the journey! We are lucky we both have handy husbands who can teach/learn with us how to install can lights, place new electrical boards, rewire a home, and the list goes on... What a sense of accomplishment/pride when you go to turn off a light (that may not have existed before) take one last look that room and think - I did this - all of it! I love seeing your before/after photos. You all have done beautiful work! Happy two year home ownership anniversary!!

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    1. Thank you so much KPB! Yes, handy husbands are incredibly important in this process...in fact, essential. I could not agree - the sense of accomplishment is something I will keep with me forever. Knowing we finished a house ourselves, without contractors, is worth a whole heck of a lot of pride. My hats off to you and Wes too!! Keep me updated on your progress:)

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