|our adventurous abode|
Why didn’t anyone tell me!?! I had no idea that owning a home could be such a potholed endeavor? Is this normal?
Our home is 10 years old, only 10 years! We bought the home 5 years ago, but, since then, we have had multitudinous (yes that is a word) home–bumps.
This is our newest investment bump–we found out the water heater is corroded–“that’s normal –water heaters nowadays only last an average about 10 years” my plumber neighbor told me. That’s normal!
|Our woeful water heater|
On an exciting tangent, I did make a grand windfall off my blog ads yesterday–$3.13! That’s way up from my normal penny a day average. Despite our impending water heater investment, I am throwing caution to the wind. I am planning to make a lavish trip to the dollar store and spend, spend, spend!–at least 3 dollars.
Back to my money pit.
Here is a sampling of our latest home adventures:
Our newly finished basement has flooded– twice!– due to a rebellious window well that we just can’t seem to fix. The first time it happen was amazing!–I have never seen the kids so excited in my life! Our basement had become a splash pool–what could be more fun!?!
Then there was the time we found out our back cement patio was floating–really floating! Almost all of the ground underneath had receded and there was a vast cavern of empty space.
And, our fridge recently gave up the ghost, spoiling all of the food. Then, as you would expect, our new fridge also died two days after we bought it and all of our new food spoiled. There is a bright side to this story–I now am the proud owner of a refrigerator ice maker–this has been the highlight of my year!
Oh the bumps and benefits of home ownership.
And another tangent, there is my sad barren home interior. A contractor recently visited our house for the first time and and commented, “Did you just move in? Because it looks like you just moved in? There’s just no decroations-anywhere” I have been meaning to decorate the house for the past 5 years, but our funds always seem to be needed other places-repairs, kids, kids, kids.
And, this may shock a lot of people, but–I AM NOT CRAFTY! Maybe it’s just a Utah thing, but everyone here is crafty–really crafty. I would like to be and I do try my hand at a good kids level craft every now and then, but usually my ADD kicks in after 20 minutes.
Over Christmas I went a little crazy and had my first decoration splurge ever–I bought this lovely homemade craft on etsy. Doesn’t it look like I expertly made it myself!–that was my secret plan–now I fit right in with all the crafties.
|Look how crafty I am|
And now I conclude today’s rambling by adding that I am sincerely grateful to have a home. I am grateful my husband has a job right now that can keep us in the home. For all of my grievances, nothing could ever put a price on the joys, laughter, and happiness we have experienced here. A home that is a true place of unconditional love…usually.