Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

Wow - we bought our house one year ago. Happy anniversary to us!

This is a perfect moment to pause and reflect on everything we've accomplished so far. Lately, I've been struggling not to get stressed out by all the things we haven't done. Lots of projects I thought would be completed are half-finished, and some big things (like, uh, the entire second floor of the house) aren't even started yet. It's easy to get wrapped up in the negatives, and forget all the great experiences from a year ago, a month ago, a week ago, five minutes ago.

I really need to stop and intentionally remember how much we actually have accomplished. We've done so much to make our house a home, and we've even managed not to get divorced or commit murder in the process.

One year ago:
Icky carpet removal unearths actual missing pieces of floor

Yellow everything

Dark, gross, generally terrifying kitchen
Horror movie mudroom

Rotten porch being consumed by blackberries
And now, today:

Original hardwoods uncovered and refinished

Pretty repainted and trimmed walls, with bonus new heat pump!

Amazing cozy kitchen

Brand new porch

And you'll just have to wait until next time to see how FREAKING AWESOME our mudroom is now.

And all this doesn't even include renovating the chicken coop, fixing the well, improving the yard and fence, and raising the world's cutest puppy.

Okay, including the puppy. Baby Hermie a year ago!

Hey, we're doing pretty well after all!

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