Sunday, April 29, 2007

My humble home

It's nothing fancy, it's not in the best neighborhood...but it is home. We have lived here for 7 years. This Friday marks the anniversary of the day we closed. We've done quite bit of work on the inside. When we moved here, there were 2 electrical outlets in the entire upstairs and no light switches. Each bedroom had a light bulb with a pull chain to turn it on. The drywall in the master bedroom was so bad it was crumbling. It was duck taped in some spots and there was a piece of plywood nailed to the ceiling to keep it intact.
For about 8 months, we lived in the downstairs while we gutted and repaired upstairs. We ran all new electric and added outlets and switches. Looking at the old wiring made us marvel that the place never caught fire!
We still have work left to do. Maybe someday we will get to the outside! For now, peeling painted asbestos shingles in "granny smith apple green" will have to do.

17 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

looks like a fine home to me. :)
I wish my lawn looked that good! Beautiful!

Tracy said...

I really like the "granny smith apple green".

T said...

it would be a house I would like to visit.
and the appearace is not to bad!
besides it is what's on the inside that makes a home ;)

Martha said...

Happy place, full of fun!

Gudl said...

'Home is where you plant your heart' comes to mind....
Speaking of home?
When are you coming with your dog to walk with me?
How about Thursday morning?
Or early tomorrow morning like nineish.
Let me know.

Priscilla said...

Oh phooey! I can't on either of those days this week. I could on Friday or any day next week except for Monday.

Gudl said...

I think I can do Friday! Let's hope the weather will be good and let's talk Wednesday morning at CBS.

Priscilla said...

ok!

gmjlm2 said...

Oh, Ms P. !! That house just holds out it arms and says welcome. I am serious, I can just picture chairs to sit in, curl up in, chat with a friend in. You are one lucky lady to have such a house to raise your family in.

Priscilla said...

I am blessed in deed! I would love for any of you to come visit. It is tiny. We don't have a guest room...but we could squeeze you in somewhere. LOL!

Rachel said...

It is very nice and cozy! I really like your new addition on the back too. Your painting throughout is beautiful, I'm still amazed every time I see your bathroom walls!

Kim said...

I am most fond of old houses, they are the best! I would like to see the inside too.

Gardener Greg said...

I like your house too. Be careful when you go to do something with those shingles. Lovely photo's in your last few posts. Thanks,
Greg

gmjlm2 said...

West coast to East coast; LOL, someone would have to pay the ransom! :o) so in my dreams and your blogs I will visit and and share our lives until......we all go home.

Anika said...

wow you did a lt to it. I like it. It's cute.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I like your home very much! It is a home because of all the love inside and I think it is a beautiful place! Not everyone can boast of peeling paint! I am proud to be one of those! Jack jokes that the back won't have to be scraped to be repainted the way the paint is coming off! By the way, I wish I could set on the porch with you and visit. What fun that would be!

Dunja said...

I got to see your house now for the first time...from a distance like 350 miles away on the PC.But it looks like everyine said.Antiquisch cozy!