Saturday, April 30, 2011

How I’m spending My Time…

I couldn’t decide whether to call this post “How I am spending my time” or “How Homeownership has already made us Lame…” So our home inspection uncovered many a thing that needs to be fixed with our house, as you can imagine a house that is 111 years old may need some TLC. In an effort to maximize as much time before we actually take ownership of the house as possible we scheduled what amounted to back to back contractor meetings. I got up at 5 am this morning and made coffee, took a shower, walked our two boys, woke Jedd up, walked Oscar a dog we pet sit from time to time, skyped with my family in Australia. The highlight being that my Grandma was actually unexpectedly on the call too. She’s super cute and very French. I then cooked breakfast for “Big Daddy” (more on that later) and packed us snacks and toilet paper.

We met contractor after contractor, followed by painter, carpet measurer, etc. until 6:30 tonight. I also picked up a library book, dropped off my dry cleaning, we went to a cool place where we may or may not have found fencing (more on that tomorrow) and I sliced the crap out of my thump with the metal for our spice rack which required a trip to CVS blood dripping to find out how to seal it without stitches so it would stop bleeding. After a day of picking apart every crevice of our house and trying to anticipate just how much the renovations were going to cost and how long they were going to take we were exhausted. As a result we went home, too tired to watch a movie with one thing in mind…investigating if we could clean the rust off of the fencing we found and restore it ourselves. I’m going to Google it and possibly dream about it in my sleep. We meet another contractor tomorrow, another Monday and another Thursday, what fun!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thank you….

When I read blogs, and I read quite a few, I always go back to the first post to see what provoked the author to start a blog. What was going on in their life that they wanted their readers to know. Keeping that in mind I thought my first post should be a letter to the love of my life…


I never dreamt of the life that most girls do. I never fantasized about working towards the husband, the dogs, the house or the kids. Though I may say getting the house was like winning the lottery, the reality is me finding you was my big win. You have changed me in ways you will never understand. I know now that it’s not that I did not dream the dream, instead I carried the belief that it wasn’t something that was meant for me. To say you changed that is an understatement. In our seven years together not only have you provided me with the unconditional love and support every partner should, but you’ve supplied a family I never had, and now a home to call my own. I love you more than words could ever describe and want to thank you for making my dreams come true.