On April 28th 2011 I bought my first house! Holy crap! It's been almost 3 years since I graduated from college and I am now grown up enough to own a home. Wow.
The house I bought was a mess so it's going to take some time to fix it. I spent all weekend with my wonderful loving family cleaning and painting. It is truly incredible what a coat of paint can do. My home looks 200% better and we're only getting started.
I am so grateful to my family who have helped and supported me on this journey. I am blessed and continuously reminded of said blessing.
All my thoughts now center around light fixtures, door knobs, paint colors, new flooring and random other home fixer upper projects. A month ago I thought Home Depot was a boring store. It's now one of my favorite places to go. I am also sure that Home Depot will be very happy to have me a customer with as much as I'm spending in there. It is all completly and totally worth it.
Other news not about me - my brother passed his last big test in the military! From what I understand this means that he will be able to be deployed and won't get kicked out the armed forces as a failure. That's pretty amazing.
My brother also got leave to come home next month so that we can celebrate my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary. My best friends are also coming in from Scotland to be a part of that celebration. I am truly looking forward to this party. I can't believe that my grandparents have been married for so long. I come from a long line of love.
Once all the repairs are finished I will update with pictures of before and after so everyone can see the finished product compared to how it started. Byes!! :)