We've been in our house for 39 years. I remember seeing her for the first time. I was with my best friend, Sue Lange. We were here visiting from PA where we were living at the time. She told me there was a house downtown that was for sale and we should look at it.
This old girl had been vacant for 5 years and I can't even imagine how long she stood still (no updating or renovation whatsoever) before we walked through the front door.
Sue had an eye. I couldn't see what she was seeing even if I squinted. Really, really hard.
We ended up buying this old house and have repainted, re-papered, repainted, re-papered, etc. many, many times.
Recently Petey and I have started talking about moving to another home. One with two bathrooms and an attached garage. Only one story. You get the idea. We're older now - thinking old.
However. Petey has been chomping at the bit to make some changes.
First he painted the inside of our enclosed back porch. We rearranged the furniture back there and added a small table and chairs. It's lovely. We sit back there and look out on our little yard. Peaceful.
Then he decided to rip up the carpeting in our living room. Wow! The hard wood floors look great. We moved a few things around in there and replaced a few pieces. Digging the new feel and look.
Many years ago we brought the washer and dryer up from the basement and moved our bedroom down from upstairs.
We've fallen in love with the old girl. Again.
Guess we'll stay . . . for a while, anyway.