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hopefully home sweet home.

as we prepare to move, i kind of go in waves of being really excited and really sad.  probably normal.  right now i'm in a period of mourning the loss of my house, which i love with my whole heart, always and forever.  i try not to think about the fact that, a few years from now, this will simply be the place we lived for a couple of years.  we lived in our apartment for four years, and thinking about it now, it seems like just a little while that we were there.

so in order to stop being all pitiful and dopey and sad, i'm doing my best to look forward to the opportunity to make a new house our 'home.'  and i think we might do things a little differently this time.  as in, buy a fixer-upper.  as in, i think i'd prefer a ranch-style. 

if you know me at all, this may come as a bit of a shock.  for one thing, i want to strangle the guy who first thought skinny trimwork was a good idea.  he seems to have been instrumental in the development of the ranch house.  and what is the deal with hollow core doors?  people were idiots there for a while.

but, anyway, there are a couple cute ranches we've seen in the cf area, and i'm getting excited at the prospect of a blank-slate house, where i can do whatever i want and people aren't all, YOU'RE PAINTING THAT TRIM?! YOU'RE REPLACING THOSE WINDOWS?!  our current house has been a bit limiting in that regard.  so i've been busy and squirrelly on pinterest, hoarding photos of kitchens and dreaming of getting to buy a junky old house and making it 'ours.'  and that's actually pretty exciting!

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2 comments :

todd said...

it is iowa and i, like the rest of us, like ranch on everything.

The Crislers said...

As a fellow old-house-lover, that IS exciting, because if anyone can make a ranch-style house stylish and beautiful, it is you, my dear.