On December 30, 2019 my husband and I bought a house!
But that’s not when the story started. Right after I got home from my trip to Manila last summer we started looking at houses. We trolled the internet and drove all over. We finally decided we wanted to build a house, so we found a nice neighborhood that was being developed, signed the papers, and scheduled our appointment to choose the finishes we wanted.
Then the wait began. After a month of nothing (while the architect finalized the drawings) our foundation was poured!
From there the house progressed quite quickly. Within a few days of the foundation being poured, the walls went vertical, and things started falling into place.
At times it seemed like nothing was being done, and at other times progress was much quicker than expected. But finally the day came when we signed the papers and got the keys.
There are so many things I love about my house, but my favourites are the kitchen, my craft room, and my tiny backyard garden.
We went a little overboard on the kitchen, but it was absolutely the right decision since we both enjoy cooking.
My craft room is largely unfurnished right now, but it’s so lovely to have a space where I can leave things out and not worry about my husband stepping on pins in the middle of the night.
I have been dreaming about creating a garden for at least a year now. My husband helped me build a raised bed for a vegetable garden. I am also thinking about digging up the bushes in my front bed and replacing them with roses and all sorts of bulbed flowers.
I feel so fortunate to live in a beautiful house and a beautiful neighborhood. Owning a home is something my husband and I have been working toward for a very long time.
I love my house.