When we first bought it, it was a lot of things...clean, 'sturdy' (as the men said...), cute, and pink. Very, very pink. Everything was pink.
A little old lady had lived here alone, for a very long time.
Hence the pink.
We weren't a fan.
So we worked our booties off making this house a home.
Just when we thought we were done -
What have we done?!
New flooring throughout the whole house (twice in some rooms!)
New kitchen cabinets & appliances
Paint/wall coverings in every room
Remodeled both bathrooms completely
Added 'home office area' in kitchen/dining room
New front & back doors
Finished off the garage
Finished off the breezeway
New light fixtures throughout
Countless outdoor odd-jobs
...all of that, in 5 years!
And 80% of this was done by Jake & his brother.
I made my man work like crazy. If I can speak for both of us (and I will speak for both of us...) now that the work is behind us, we're so pleased with this little house of ours.
There are still a few more projects to go...but most will wait until next summer, after we've gotten used to little feet, early bedtimes, and new routines. I would list the projects here, but I haven't talked to Jake about all of them yet :) I don't want him to have a fit while he reads this at work....!
All of this to say - thanks, Jake. For doing all of this for me. Because I know you'd live in a shack. Thanks for going above & beyond for your lady. I DO appreciate all of it.
Look how far this place has come! Love you :)
One Thing I Know For Sure: We're never going to want to leave this place. If only it were in a different town.....