Renovating the 100 year old farm house my mom grew up in – making it a place for us to grow old in.

One little step at a time finally brought me to this place and this moment. Move in day. This is totally surreal and yet, not at all, my whole body remembers every step (and crawl) it took me to get to this place. From bringing my horse’s home to finally coming home myself. I’m not going to do anything for a little while, I am literally, for what feels like the first time since all this began, going to take a break for a couple of days. I’m going to soak in my tub and unpack and just putter around. I may even buy a bottle of wine!

The house is still far from done – next on my agenda is building my kitchen. My budget is absolutely gone after buying all of our appliances so I’m going to be getting my kitchen the hard way: I have to build all of it. Every cabinet, counter top and surface, I’m going to be the one to do it all. It kinda feels like the right way to do it though, this way I’ll literally get the kitchen of my dreams, the perfect kitchen for this old house, for my home. After everything I’ve been through to get here, it just wouldn’t have been right for anyone else to build it for me to just go buy cabinets and put them in. Lol that’s just not my style!

My Grandma is always close to me, every day I am reminded of her as more of her perennials bloom and come alive. I wonder if anyone will ever know how much all of this means to me? How glad I am to have done this and for this to be my home. I’m proud of myself and so glad I had help along the way! I hope Joe will love this home as much as I do as we say our vows and move in here together. Many times during the renovation (when he was here) it did feel like it was becoming his home but there is that little place in my heart where this place sits – I know my care for this home, after everything I went through to move in, will probably always run deeper for me than anyone else.

All right, it is time to say goodbye for awhile now. I’ve got to get some rest as I have never been more exhausted or satisfied in my life! lol I have changes here to make on the blog, some surprises for you guys to see soon but, for now, I am going to take a couple of days off and ignore that voice in my head that’s telling me to, “GET TO WORK THE WEDDING IS IN A MONTH!!!!!”

Wonder what the big surprise was? It was a whole new website! On move in day I decided it was time to retire this journal, of course I plan on keeping this blog forever as my own scrap book but, technically, the renovation was over and it was time to move on to other things. I’m still blogging, come and check it out!