I guess you could say life has handed me a fair amount of lemons in the past year. From a horrible shoulder surgery to my divorce to my sudden allergic reaction to the state of Wisconsin (I kid you not) I've had some challenged this month. But I feel that through it all I've been able to enjoy large amounts of lemonade. Because with all of that bad has come a lot of good. Far more good, in fact.
The latest good has been handed to my lovely boyfriend and I in the form of a house. A beautiful house, in fact. Nestled up in Northern California lies a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,000 square foot home that will soon be "Our Home". It's a lot of home. More home then I even wanted but an absolutely beautiful one that we can spend the rest of our lives in, maybe get married in, and hopefully someday raise our family in. Along with the wonderful home the property comes with a guest house that my Mom has already claimed dibs on, and the thought of having my Mom (and best friend) living near me again thrills me! The home also lies on a 2 acre plot and comes with a rooster and a chicken already. We plan to have a few more chickens for fresh eggs and also plant more fruit trees for fresh produce.
And, of course, a garden! A dream garden! In the far corner lies a little area that is just perfect! It gets plenty of sun, just enough shade, and will hopefully give us plenty of veggies all year long! Fruit, veggies, and chickens. What else can a little eco-friendly lady dream for? How about a compost? It's already on the property! A nice one, too!!! And the house is set up for a rain barrel and we hope to do some more eco-friendly changes to the home as they are needed. I am thrilled to start this next chapter in my life and share with you the joys and struggles of home ownership!
But with all good you must get some challenges. In our case our ability to move into the house right away has been thwarted so we are moving in with my boyfriend's Mom down here in Arizona until we can make the move for good. I'm hoping to be up there by this summer! We also made the mistake of canceling internet and cable services too soon which is why I haven't been able to post. I actually drove around until I found a free WiFi connection so I could share this news and update with you! By the end of the month we will have internet again and I will start posting more then!
So stay tuned... especially if you like home reno blogs. Our home is over 100 years old and will surely prove to be a bit of a challenge as we fix it up and move on in!