home sweet home


I didn’t expect to buy a house. Truthfully, I didn’t think I could afford to ever again. Since I am a single Mom and things were enough of a struggle financially, it never entered my mind that buying a house was a possibility. It turns out that it was not only possible, but actually cheaper than the rent was going to be raised to be on my duplex.

I always thought of what my dream house would be like. It would be artsy, unusual, fantastic…of course. It would be large. And have privacy. And a garden!

Reality has a way of playing really funny tricks. Sometimes the thing that’s perfect is the think that’s right under our noses…or just through the back yard!

Artsy and unusual? Try 3 bedroom ranch. Unusual…nope, traditional! Large? Larger than where we were but still very modest sized. Privacy? Nope…not only is there no fence and lots of neighbors, but it’s across the street from my Mom and Dad – the home I grew up in.  My best friend growing up lived in this house and I spent a good portion of my childhood in this house. I thought that was going to be a problem but it isn’t at all.

It’s not what I was expecting – it’s more! It’s mine!

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