Or, changes are coming!
I have just embarked upon a new adventure!
I have lived in my present home for 11 years,
and pretty much loved every moment of it.
I shared this house with my sister Nancy
until she moved out a year ago.
(She has moved six hours away
to become a care giver for
our mother who has dementia.)
During this year of living alone
I have contemplated what I want to do
with myself for the next phase of my life.
What has become clear to me is
that I do not want to continue to live
in this house alone.
It's really too large for me to
maintain by myself and after
sharing it so happily with Nancy,
it just seems too empty without her.
So I began looking in a neighboring town,
which was actually "home" before coming
to my present location.
It seemed to be where I wanted to settle.
I have many good and long time friends there,
and I am familiar with the town.
So, at the beginning of the year
I started my new home search.
I got very lucky and found the cute
Cape Cod above quite quickly.
So January and February have been busy
putting its purchase into motion.
I closed on it today.
This does not mean I will be moving quickly.
It needs LOTS of work.
I am lucky that the
contractor I hoped to work with can
start on the renovations this week.
I am contemplating being moved by Fall.
I am hoping this renovation "adventure"
will be a bit of a kickstart for my blog,
which sadly has been neglected for a while.
I am sharing some of the house's
interior pictures below.
Hopefully you will follow along
as I make the house into a "silk purse!"
(I am using some of the realtor's listing pictures
Good bones, but in dire need of TLC, right?
Changes to be made are
*a new kitchen
*total redo of the upstairs bathroom
*cosmetic redo of downstairs bathroom
*textured ceilings GONE
*crown molding added to several rooms
*all carpet gone
*all wallpaper gone
I expect the next few months will be busy
since I am going to be the
wallpaper stripper and painter,
to help defray some of the
I will also be getting my
present house on the market fairly soon
and will start the packing up process
as time allows.
I hope to use my blog
to journal about the renovation.
I hope you'll come back often
and watch my progress!
Oh, and icing on the cake,
my daughter Kate came home for a weekend visit
and went to the closing with me.
Afterward I was able to show her my