Six or so years ago, my husband and I moved from our little house in town to a larger 150 odd-year-old house in the country. The house is the one that I grew up in and I am the 5th generation of my family to live there.
That is both wonderful and horrible.
Assuming that you had a childhood and family that you like, going back to your home is comforting. You already know that the bathroom door sticks when it gets humid and that the fourth step on the back stairs creaks so loud it can wake the dead. But there can also be a lot of baggage of the “you can’t get rid of that (ugly and falling apart) hutch because your great-great grandma stored her china in it” variety.
Otherwise known as familial guilt.
That is on top of the normal ‘fixing up old house problems’. The floors are not level, the wiring may or may not be a fire hazard, the drafty windows . . .
I could go on and on but you get the idea.
When I initially set up this space for a website, one of the first pages I added was a house to do list. I use lists as a brain dump, especially when I am stressed and since our ongoing home remodel is such a large part of my life, I figured it would find it’s way on here in some type of capacity no matter what I wrote about.
And since we are hanging out regularly now, I thought I would share it with you.
Curious about what we have planned for our old farmhouse? Click the picture below.
What do you think? What would you add? Or remove?
PS. We are not carpenters, nor do we particularly like to DIY everything. So don’t expect regular updates on the fantastic projects or accomplishments that we have made. We are just normal people, with jobs, friends, and Netflix to watch.