Saturday, July 3, 2010
My House--Front View
This is my house.
I took pictures today because, believe it or not, we are nearing the end of our time here. We may be here another three years, but will most likely be moving when my husband finishes his course work in May. Since we'll likely have the house on the market in the ugly months of February and March (before the tulips and after the snow), I wanted any future owner of my beloved cottage to see it's summer beauty.
When we first came to this place, there were elm trees literally growing into the roof. The house was a horrible, faded and dirty pink/peach color with no trim around the windows and doors. We cut down the invading trees, painted the house, changed the light fixture, improved the landscaping, removed the astroturf from the front steps and watered the grass.
I love this home and it will be hard, very hard, to leave it. I have never been a serial mover type. For some, a house is just a house, but I put my whole heart into my home (plus sweat, tears, sore back, slivered fingers, and bloodied knuckles, in this case). It will be hard to say goodbye. Good thing I have lots of time.