4.13.2009

Coming to Terms

Since we moved into this hole (proving my point) about 2 months ago I have had a pretty bad attitude. Nothing has worked right, we have had leaks, and rotted out sinks, dead trees, dirt and mold to scrub away, a weekend without hot water, and who could forget the flood we came home to 24 hours after moving in.

It's not all bad though. In the past month or so, this house and I have come to terms and I'm really starting to love her (I think it's a she) with all her flaws and plumbing problems included.

After all, she has this charming little fireplace and 2 sets of french doors, and a beautiful fat palm tree in back which houses (I believe) hundreds of birds.


Most afternoons are spent lounging in the backyard where we have picnics and Blondie and I watch MaeMae pester the chickens. We have to take advantage of the weather here. For once, I feel like I haven't been cheated out of spring.

Yeah, I guess it's a pretty great little house...until something breaks again.

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12 comments:

MA said...

looks good hayley! still love that red couch...

banananutmeg said...

remember our crusty old house in Green Bay? It was falling apart at the seams. I spent a WEEK in november without hot water. We had a flood in the walls, dust and ants everywhere, and a couple of times when it rained we might as well have been in a foil tent outside...I thought we were going to die.

But it was charming. and it was ours. I loved it.

I think your house is flippin' cute AND you have a fenced yard.
Love the front door! Fireplaces are awesome.

Christen Noelle said...

You forgot to mention the nice couple with adorble kids that lives two streets north...who NEED to get together and hang out again soon!

Candy said...

it is so cute hayley! I can't believe how old your girls are looking in the pictures! (granted, I've never seen them in real life, haha), but their hair is getting so old and they are getting big!
The pillows and decor look great and it does seem like a charming little place. Are you planning on being there long term?

Andelin said...

It's fun to find your blog! How cute your house is! I'm impressed! I know how it feels to have a house fall apart on you...not fun! And you have chickens?! Wow! I'm really impressed. It's great having you guys in our ward. If you need help watching your girls while you study, let me know. I've been through nursing school and I'm not sure I could've done it with kids. I admire your dedication! ~Bethany

Rasmussen boys and 1 girl! said...

Your house is so cute! I love the couch too. We do get cheated out of spring here in nevada. I hope your feeling better.

sheena said...

so many things to discuss.....

1. LOVE the fireplace. so so so much.
2. I am so confused.....that is either the biggest tree in the world, or the tiniest chicken coop....I think I need to see a person standing in that photo...
3. Little sister pesters??? I don't believe it.
4. Robby and I always laugh, because we would totally choose a cute old house with good looks and charm, over a newer house that actually functions....does that make us shallow?

Jenni said...

Plumbing issues? I'd go with male.

The Crew said...

Such a great looking place- We need to come visit! We love the charm of the older places as well, even with all the glitches.

Saskia said...

Your house looks fantastic... I love the cushions, couch & fireplace!

You're so lucky to be spending most of your time outside... it's still grey and overcast here in London.

I hope you had a good Easter. x

Annie Jane said...

Cute! So snappy and fresh. There is always good amongst the bad, isn't there? I like your springtime attitude!

Rhonda said...

Cute house! I'm so glad to see you have the EAT letters up in your house. I have them in red and they drive my husband nuts. He just doesn't get why you need the word eat on your wall. He's a goof! :)

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