On Roses of Prose, our themes for October are: Fall into Danger, Fall through the Cracks, Fall Head over Heels, Fall on Deaf Ears
I’m reminded of the line from the song: “You are so nice to come home to.” That’s how I feel about returning from a four-month cruise on our boat…to our newly renovated California house. You see, the paint had barely dried on our walls (in May) when we had to shut down the place and head to our trawler in Anacortes, Washington. Weary from the hub-bub of renovation (to include tearing down a wall between the kitchen and great room!), we barely registered what we’d accomplished. Instead, we had to put our minds to prepping our boat for our farewell tour to Alaska.
Truly, it’s been a year of renovation. I got new knees (the recovery was exhausting); we spiffed up our boat for sale and she had new owners within two months, AND we renovated most of the rooms of our house.
Now, in October, boatless and with new knees, I can appreciate our hard work: planning our house redo, hiring the right people, collaborating with skilled and creative folks to manage unique touches…this was tough, stressful and demanding work! But the results are magnificent.
Yesterday, we hung artwork we brought from the boat. We also installed a new chandelier, to match pendulum lights over our brand new entertainment island. Besides little tweaks here and there and a thorough cleaning, we’re done. We now get to enjoy the fruits of our labors after an amazing year of renovation. And yes. I’ve fallen head over heels for our New Home.
How about you? Have you chosen to renovate instead of buy another house? Are you happy with your decision?