The wait is over! I don’t know about you, but a 60 day closing period is quite the length of time to get through when you’re desperately looking forward to getting into your new house. We got the keys (apparently an 88 year old house comes with enough keys to last a lifetime), however, we are not moved in yet due to some renovation projects that need to take place first such as refinishing the original hardwood floors (that Dutch loves just as much as we do apparently) and replacing the backyard fencing so our dogs aren’t running around the neighborhood like the couple of maniacs that they are.
While working around a typical Monday through Friday 8-5 schedule is a bit of a challenge, we’ve started a few smaller aesthetic projects such as repairing the plaster on the barrel ceiling in the living room, choosing exterior paint colors, filling in stucco cracks, correcting termite damage, removing composite wood shelving that is not in character with the house, and planning out our master closet to be the most functional, beautiful closet I've ever had.
Hold on to your horses people – we haven't even begun the real work yet. The project list for this fixer is a doozy since it involves a kitchen and bath overhaul in addition to dozens of other projects. In the back of my mind I wonder if we’ve taken on more than we can handle, but the excitement and determination I have to make this 1927 Spanish charmer our own has me elated to say the least. I hope you too have the opportunity to love where you live and experience a joy for your home that is all your own.