I’m at a bit of a loss with Stasha’s listicles this week, ten words that describe your home… because we just recently bought what will someday soon become our very first home that we own and not rent. But right now, it’s not much of a house. So do I describe my future home, now that I’m a proud homeowner, or do I describe the house I’ve been renting for the past six years, where my kids were born and that is currently my “home”. Hmmm…. Maybe a little bit of both….
First a look to the past:
1. family – the house we live in now is where we started our family
2. bittersweet – I’m a little sad that this house that holds so many memories isn’t our homestead
3. adulthood – though the husband and I had lived together in two other apartments prior to this house, this is the one we actually tried to turn into a home, our first home as adults (took us long enough!)
4. fear – though this house is in no way to blame, we’ve lived some wonderful and some terrifying moments in it, so I hope that leaving it behind will also symbolically mean leaving behind the husband’s illness.
5. leaky pipes – I’ll be very happy to forget all about them!
And then a look to the future:
1. Very, very old stable cause that’s what my future home is today, built in the seventeenth century it was a house for horses, and the top floor was a house for stable boys.
2. ruin – like the ancient ruins, literally.
3. blood, sweat and tears – which is actually three words but it’s the idea that I’d like to convey of what it’s going to take to turn it into a home.
4. dream – the Husband and I have been looking at houses/apartments/land to buy for the last 10 years but never found anything that suited us.
5. compromise – because this house won’t be the perfect house, our quest for the perfect house has ended, now we own an actual, real house (or we will once we’re done renovating.)
Oh my an old horse stables? I hope you record this journey of renovating your new home on the blog!! How very exciting, congratulations.
will definitely be writing up the renovations, it’ll probably keep me sane!
Your future home sounds like quite the adventure. Good luck with the renos and hope you enjoy it for years to come
Thanks, luck certainly needed at this point!!
Wow this is fascinating. I’m with Stasha, I hope you chronicle the renovation in your blog. Ellen
Will definitely be sharing the insanity, what with a burden half shared and all…
Love the idea of an old barn or stable as a house. It’ll be your homestead!
Would love to hear more about it!
It does sound a wee bit romantic doesn’t it… I hope I don’t lose the romance of it as I argue daily with the architect!
Buying your own place can be so scary and stressful but this sounds like it could be a good adventure! I really like how you did your list, it sounds like you’re leaving the past behind to create new memories, love and happiness in your soon-to-be new place.
I certainly hope so! Scary and stressful doesn’t even begin to describe the panic attack I had when I signed the deed!
How exciting. Sounds like you are on the edge of a great adventure. Good luck and it sounds wonderful (From one who has fixed up lots of houses.)
I may need some advice then!
I can’t wait to see pictures and read the tales! I’m so weird cause I love home renovations! 🙂 Have fun! you get to make it exactly what you want!!!
figuring out exactly what I want is the hard part!
I hope this new house fills your heart and brings you all some comfort. You’ve earned it.