Friday, July 22, 2011

THIS IS MINE, ALL MINE!

Last April, Mary and I went house hunting, more out of curiosity than anything else.  The houses we requested to see were all vacant and repossed.  All needed lots of TLC, and some lots more than others!  This particular house seemed to smile at me when I entered the door.  When I looked beyond the grime and the areas of neglect, what I saw was a home, a cheery home with a great layout and good bones.  I kind of get this feeling when I visit animal shelters. The animals, through no fault of their own looking unkempt and desperate, but displaying good bones and lots of potential for those ready for commitment,  loads of elbow grease, and of course love. Lots of love!
  I tried real hard to put this feeling aside, but after a few days of talking to myself and saying "DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!", I called the realtor with an offer that was really ridiculous, thinking that after being rejected, I could just put this little temptation aside and carry on!  I'm sure by now you can guess what happened.  The next day I received a call that said "congratulations!  You are the winner!  Despite the fact that the process moved at a snails pace,  I am glad that this old house is now mine. Cause I have plans! And those plans include others!  (more on that later)
Through all of this, my friends have cheered me on and encouraged me to be patient. And Mary has already rolled up her sleeves in a huge way and delved right in!  Man can that girl get things done!  Despite being in a house that has been closed up for 6 months, 100 degree heat and no air, she is a marvel.
  So through this whole process, I will be showing before, during, and after pics. I am so fortunate to have the best of help and the greatest talent in the design and idea business that one girl could have.  And surprising things have already happened, so stay tuned.

8 comments:

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Sooooo Happy for you Judy!!! Such exciting news!!! ~ It was meant to be... What town is it in???
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

HOOOOORAY! I remember the conversation we had about this house. I'm so happy for you Judy. Can't wait to see lots of pics. Now, wish me luck on my hunt.

jojo said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see more...woot!

Twiglet said...

What a fab building - I think I could make one of my fabric collages of that - maybe I will when you have finished sprucing it up!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

How exciting! I am looking forward to seeing your progress.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

she's a beauty on the rough.....lovely! congratulations and bonne chance!

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this! What fun!! - Kathy

Anita said...

congrats!