When we first moved into our house, there was an insurmountable amount of projects. And with the completion of each project, our house became more comfortable for us. It started with unpacking – once our bedroom was unpacked it was much better, then the bathroom and kitchen. This house that I dreaded moving into because of the state it was once in, started to become our home.
And the last of those comfort projects was the garage. Don’t get me wrong, the list of projects is never-ending. But we weren’t able to park in our garage which was just uncomfortable enough. As time passed though, it started to become our new way of life.
It’s funny because we totally took for granted our garage in our last house. When we moved into that house we barely had anything. As our lives changed shape, we acquired more and more. To the point that we were busting out. Now we came into this new house with all of our junk, and sometimes I find it shocking that it ever fit in our old circumstance. So finding places for things and organizing this house to maximize space was a task that I didn’t think would be as hard as it has become.
With word about snow coming, we never had more incentive to move things around and find space for our beloved vehicles. Now that its done (and actively snowing), I couldn’t feel happier with the way its all turned out. Not the garage, although I love that too, but the house as a whole. I love how its blossomed into our home. I love having the space. I love pretty much everything about it.
Maybe its partially because I wanted this for so long, a single family house that could be our long term home. Or maybe its part of a dream I had as a little girl. Or maybe its got enough cushy amenities to make me feel like the queen I like to be. But I’m thrilled to be here.
I’m sure in the not to distant future this will become like anything, a house I’ve lived in for awhile that I take for granted. Potentially the jobs that are necessary could drive me crazy or the upkeep gets old, whatever it may be. For right now, though, and for awhile to come, I’m just going to soak up all the enjoyment I have by having this house. And I may have my hands full with a Monster Man and Allergy Princess but I feel so unbelievably blessed.