When I walked into the Kiefer Cottage in April of 2011, I knew that I could make it work here. A spacious kitchen, a 1st floor family room, excellent neighborhood...but it was still a huge gamble. We had to replace all the cold water plumbing within a week of moving in ($$$), get a new electrical panel ($$$), and cut down many trees ($$$$). We have windows that don't close completely, an upstairs without any heat, and a kitchen that is open to the elements in hidden places, so we have regular visits from creatures we didn't invite over (apparently, the local fauna really love our harvest-toned flooring).
|Electrical panel isn't even LEATHER and it cost a fortune.|
But it's finally happened. I have fallen in love with our house. Perhaps the three-week vacation made my heart grow fonder. Or maybe it's because now I have a bathroom that doesn't require schooching and pinching and prodding to navigate.
What a relief. That bathroom feels normal, like it has potential, like, like...
...a work in progress, as usual. We have exposed subfloor now, and the wall is obviously not complete.
|I'm so glad they labeled this so I'd know there's no tile in that spot.|
Regardless, I am so in love with our house right now. It's given me hope that one day, we shall see completed results.
This is a blessing, of course, since we're far beyond the allowed-return window. (But I have my receipt--does that count for nothing these days!!) I won't, however, be asking for store credit. This one's a keeper.