Today, I'm thankful for HOME.
I've lived in a number of places since leaving Grants Pass as a college student and none has felt as "mine" as ours on Maple Street.
Paul did major work on the house when he moved in 4 years ago. New insulation, new siding, new windows, new window trim, new baseboards, new plumbing, new bathroom, new paint... the list goes on! We are (well, mostly Paul) wrapping up some loose ends and putting finishing touches inside. Now we have windowsills!
Now we're picking out curtains and artwork and it seems as though we're always rearranging. We've had to be creative with furniture placement in our 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom home. We'll spend hours cleaning out our narrow, single-car garage to park a car inside, only to start parking in the driveway again to provide temporary storage for our things as we paint, refinish furniture, etc. It's been a tiresome process and things are looking good at the Bricknell's.
Now we have to find a place for our Christmas tree...