One year ago tomorrow was the day we moved into the house. It was one of the happiest days EVER for me…the kids were home and supporting us as well as neighbors and friends. We had excellent weather that day which was helpful too. You never know when you’re moving in January in Iowa what type of weather you’ll be dealing with.
I’ve been a bit nostalgic about the anniversary date. I went through the blog archives and looked at pictures. It’s so hard for me to believe that the house once looked like this…..
…and then went to this.
So many times in life I have wanted something…and then once I got it I wondered why I had wanted it so bad. Buyer remorse has gotten me more than once.
I’ve bought into the whole loose 25 pounds and change your life gimmicks only to find that once the 25 pounds was lost, I still had many of the same problems. Before we moved, I was really worried that after all the hard work that we did, I’d have buyer remorse. I thought I’d have all the same life problems…just have them in a different house.
I am so happy to say that I don’t. Not a drop. Not for a second have I ever wished we still lived at the farm. I don’t have a drop of buyers remorse. Hubby doesn’t either. Every morning I come down the steps, turn the corner and head towards the kitchen I smile because I still love my house. It was worth the wait.
We still have lots to do. The woodwork isn’t finished….the back deck isn’t on….the driveway isn’t cemented. The woodwork is slowly happening-Hubby wishes it was happening much faster but we’re okay. We plan to be here as long as we can be so we have time….and I’m not picky.
The only thing I wish was different is the flooring. Don’t get me wrong..I love the flooring and will be keeping hardwood floors. It’s just that childcare and chasing dogs has been really hard on it. It’s really scratched in the living room. It’s a disappointment but all in all, I’m okay with it. I’d rather keep the childcare kids and the dogs than have a perfect floors.
One of the things I did do when we moved is to promise myself that I’d keep house a little cleaner…although it’s far from perfect, it is much better and I like that. This house makes it so much easier as we have plenty storage.
So with that…Happy Anniversary to my house. May you be our shelter for many more years to come!