I’m really mad at our house right now, so I probably shouldn’t be trying to write a blog post about it. I hate it here in the winter and really hot parts of summer. In the winter we freeze and in the summer we sweat to death. But ask me in spring or fall and I don’t have too many complaints about our house.
Look at what it used to look like.
That’s no joke. That’s our house. It’s the side view. The people we bought it from bought it when it looked like that. They did a lot of work to it. New siding, new heating and air, new electrical panel, etc.
Then we bought it and put in new windows, new carpet and painted. It still needs a lot of work on the inside. I don’t know if we’ll live here long enough to do most of it. Here’s kind of what it looks like now. I
didn’t feel like searching for couldn’t find a better picture that shows more of the exterior. I liked my house back when this was taken, in the fall.
We lived in a few old houses when I was growing up, but nothing really prepares you for being the actual owner of an old house. The expense to maintain it, specifically. This house has some pretty cool features, though. Like this cute little door that leads to the attic.
And I love the big old beams in the basement that were clearly cut by hand. Sorry, it’s too cold down there for me to go and take a picture of the beams. Just trust me, they’re old and big. And cool. Plus, that’s where the camel crickets live and you already know how I feel about that!
It also costs a fortune to heat and cool, and I don’t really love that.
We only have 2 bedrooms and I’m really NOT loving having both girls in one room. The older they get, the worse it gets.
I don’t really see us here forever. We’re outgrowing this house quickly. But we’re stuck here for now, until our finances (and the housing market) permits us to sell and move on.
But I kinda feel toward this house the way I do about our old furniture. Lots of memories and good times here. I need look no further than the archives of this blog for proof of that.
Someday my girls will think back and say, “Remember when we lived in that old yellow house…” (insert awesome childhood memory here).