Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Old House

Last Friday I put up my Christmas tree. In my new house.
Before all the moving craziness began, I made my family have a moment of calm and togetherness. With our tired bodies we went and picked out a Christmas tree (we bought it this year, as I couldn't take the time to drag them to the mountains) and decorated it in an empty house. No furniture. No boxes. Just the tree and the lights and all the memories that hang on it. I brought the record player over and we played Christmas music and danced and sang. It was perfect. It was very reminiscent of the days of yore, or at least what I think it would have been like back then.....with only the fire for light and heat.
We moved into a big ol' house built in 1916 this past weekend. The first two floors are finished and the basement is not. It needs a garage door and there is a chicken coup in the back yard (in the middle of town)There is work to be done on it, and there will be bickering (not fighting), and there will probably be holes put where they aren't suppose to. There will be things that go wrong. But... I can't wait for it all! If the whole thing comes out remotely what it looks like in my head... then it will be completely awesome!!!!
I want to thank all the the folks that have been helping us along the way. We would not be able to do this without you. Our friends and family have been enormously supportive and we really appreciate it.


Holly said...

It sounds like you are on a new and exciting adventure! The wood floor looks really pretty. Great tree pic!

I'd love to have your new address. :)

sherrieg said...

Yay! How exciting (and what a lot of work!) Our house was built in 1901 - there's so much to be said for the character and personality of older homes. :)

JAR said...

Sounds like you have lots of fun projects ahead! Enjoy your new home!

Louise said...

What a beautiful moment!! Congratulations on your new home. 1916 .. it must have such great character. I can't wait to see the creativity that goes into it.

Lisa Walsh said...

Congrats! I hope you love your old house as much as we love ours.