Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A New Direction

I've decided to take my blog in a new direction. Since we've been here almost two years now, there's not many of the "guess what we discovered today!" entries anymore. We're settled and really enjoying living here.

With that being said, I've decided that this blog will mostly now have posts about our house. The things we find, the things we do, the things I do that I wish I hadn't done :) I'm sure there will be the cute stories about the kids too, but mostly it will probably be about the house - hopefully with lots of pictures.

I caught the bug of owning an old house just after high school when I saw a house that was built in the early-mid 1800s literally transformed into a masterpiece. The first time I saw it, it had no indoor plumbing, the floors looked like sandpaper, and the old pot-bellied stove in the kitchen. When the owners were finished, it was gorgeous! That was all it took for me. I knew one day I wanted to own an old house and make her into a masterpiece.

We've gotten a pretty good start on transforming our house and making it ours. There has been a lot of "behind the scenes" work, like plumbing leaks fixed, upgrading the electrical so that we can actually plug more than 2 things in upstairs, fixing a leaky roof that had been disguised with wallpaper on the ceiling, etc.

Hopefully there will be lots of pictures of works in progress. Today I finished taking down the border in the TV room and sanded all of the woodwork so that I can start priming it tomorrow. Feels like the start of another big project...

3 comments:

Judy & Marvin said...

I like the look of your New Direction Blog. (Even that has fallen subject to your "re-decorating bug"!!) It will be fun to watch the improvements and to hear the stories behind each one. If I lived closer I would grab a paintbrush and give you a hand but then you would get all those projects finished faster and you would have to find a new hobby!! "Happy decorating"!
Love,
Mom

Elise said...

Oh, I am so jealous of your old home!! Maybe I can make my new home "old"...
I heard Danny was a music leader also. That makes me like him even more!!
Elise

Elke said...

okay, so I'm way behind on your blogs...but I'm liking the new direction it's taken. I'll have to catch up on my reading now. = )