While the boy is gone, the house is still here and I am pleased to say, all mine! It's been a tough go this past year, but after a lot of hard work, sleepless nights and some help from a lot of amazing people, the house I have loved so much over the past five years and very slowly made tweaks and changes to, is MY home!
At only 1250 sq ft, it is very modest but the perfect size for Finley, Greyson and I to call Casa Thibault! We spend time together, cuddle, watch tv, act lazy, be creative and crafty, host friends and family and just live, very comfortably in our little duplex and I can't wait to continue to modify the space to make it a true reflection of who we are. I have to admit, that I've been hesitant to invest too much time and money into new things for the place over the last little while as I was worried about whether we would be able to stay living here, or if we'd have to move, after the ex moved out.
I was scared to paint walls or add wallpaper, figuring I'd just have to reprint or remove it to sell the place. I was leery of replacing fixtures, just to put them back up if I had to sell. I had large items for the walls I hadn't hung cause I didn't want to patch more holes than were already there. I had started to grow resentful of the retaining wall I had been investing so much sweat into, as I worried it would be someone else's to enjoy, and they might just rip it down and my work would have been for nothing!
But now that it is going to stay mine, I'm excited to move forward with all the plans in my head. The ideas sketched out in notebooks will be built. The materials for projects half-started will be purchased and finally (some of them years in the making...) will be finished!
I'm excited to share with you the upcoming projects and look forward to getting back to a regular blogging schedule, that sadly took a backseat as I was getting my life back in order!