Today marks our one-year anniversary with this house. Sure, the journey started on July 3, 2007, when we first saw the house, but it didn’t really begin until we closed on it on September 25, 2007.
In some ways it feels like we’ve been here all our lives and in some ways it feels like just yesterday that we closed, waited until October 1st to take possession, spent 48 days restoring the house, and then moved in on November 18th. Wow, it was a whirlwind of a fall last year. Sometimes I look back on those pictures and can’t believe we did that. Rewiring, replumbing, new heating and air, raising the lowered ceilings, adding insulation/removing asbestos, redoing the kitchen and baths, removed the carpet/refinished the floors, among other things. All in just over seven weeks. Wow.
And I think about how much our lives have changed since then. I have a new job, C.’s been promoted, we welcomed little miss Vivi into our lives, we celebrated our third anniversary, and we were blessed with the greatest joy when we were found out we were expecting a daughter.
I think it’s so easy to get bogged down in the “details” of life, but when I look back at the last year in this wonderful old house it brings tears to my eyes. My heart is literally bursting with joy.
Happy one year anniversary, Brogdon House. Here’s to a lifetime of memories to come!