So much has happened at No. 77 in the last ten days I hardly know where to start this update! How about we go section by section?
Oh man, am I ever tired. Renovating a house is the ultimate in “lifestyle” fitness (of which Jordan is a great advocate). Yesterday, for 10 hours, I did squats, shoulder presses, chest presses, and cardio. Today, I feel like a limp noodle.
We picked up our keys yesterday and boy were we excited!!! We went straight over to the house from the lawyer’s office, where our keys were attached to a little leather cutout of a beaver. I leapt through the front door in excitement and immediately started peeling wallpaper off the walls.
This poem reminds us that the way in which we give ourselves over to a task often transforms both the task and the doer. Not only will we (my hubby and I) be renovating a house, there may be some renovating of our spirits as well: patience, determination, cheerfulness, gratitude, creativity will all be essential to our survival and success.
So… we bought a house. When we first moved here, we didn’t think we would actually stay here. But this little town has worked its way into our hearts and we found ourselves this spring looking at every MLS listing in our three favourite neighborhoods. We saw some baaaad houses. We saw some nice ones we’d never […]
Decadent, delicious, one-bowl homemade chocolate candies, straight out of my childhood memory. No baking required, and best if eaten straight out of the fridge.