HOME SWEET HOME - FIRST YEAR AS HOMEOWNERS
I hope all is well! I can't believe we have owned our home for a year! I really wished this post was super fancy telling you how to save for a home, or advice we followed when we purchased our home, and the super fancy "pinterest-worthy" home tour! But...it's not and I'm ok with that. What this post will share is the reality of owning a home for the first year.
FIRST 6 MONTHS
The first couple of days are filled with joy and shock that you own a home.
You're so proud of yourself and what you have accomplished + you shed a few tears. (you also doubt yourself and second guess - wtf you just did).
Seeing your kids run around the house - up and down the stairs - brings you pure joy.
You plan all the updates you want to make to the house.
Furniture shopping is fun! Furniture delivery and delays are not fun.
You were told the furniture company would assemble the bunk bed and they did nothing.
You never knew your husband was so damn handy and you find that extremely sexy!
They don't tell you this but somehow your name is on the new homeowners list and all the cable/internet and home alarm system companies will contact you. (mostly door to door sales people).
Cutting grass is not bad when you know a guy that does it. Thanks Moe!
You create systems to keep everything organize.
LAST 6 MONTHS
You receive a letter that your mortgage is going up and you second guess your life decisions. Moe, can I get a discount?
You get a lawnmower and realize you have to suck it up and mow the grass.
You're so proud that your home is still standing and you have haven't damaged it too bad.
How many times did I tell you to stop running around the house.
You will never trust another furniture company again and created a shack in the backyard to build your own furniture.
Your home update list gets smaller and smaller. (you actually said F it - the house is find like this for now).
The systems you created no longer works and you purge everything.
The deck is not pinterest worthy and the paint is peeling (why didn't they seal the paint)
Sleepovers, parties and realizing your home can fit over 40 people is a blessing.
If we don't decorate and buy more furniture - no one will ask us to host Thanksgiving.
I hope you found my list above funny! Well...I have to go caulk the windows to prepare for fall and winter.