Wednesday, August 7, 2019

15 Years In Our Home!

Later this month will mark 15 years since we moved into our house. We were young when we bought it (23 and 25), and it was never meant to be a "forever" home. It WAS meant to be a long term home though. We figured we would live here for 10-15 years. Our original plan was to purchase some land outside of the city and build our "dream house".  As time went, we realized that the money to buy property wasn't likely to come easily, so we adjusted our plans a little and figured we would stay here for a lot longer than originally planned.

15 years has gone by so quickly. Lots of memories in this home. It's our first place together. We were engaged in this home. We brought both of our children home from the hospital to this home. We have watched them grow (and tracked that growth) here.

We have made lots of decorating changes over the years, and our yard has seen many, many different variations.  We have some other renovations that we would like to do, but they will take a lot more money than the minor renos we have done up to now. The biggest renovation we would like to do is putting on an addition.

Any renovation (big or small) requires money behind it. Sometimes it might be a quick repair, that doesn't cost a lot, but is more than you have in your bank account. Finding a short term loan (like from can sometimes be the answer. Quick access to cash even with not the greatest credit.

I would also like to change the basement (right now it's unfinished, and half of it is a "workshop" that hubby doesn't use anymore).  It would be really easy to take half of that and put a tv and the kids game system down there. It would be a great place for the kids to hang out, and also perfect for sleepovers.

How long have you lived in your home?


  1. My house was purchased back in 97 and I did not plan on staying here, it's a small 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home and we have water problems and our sump pump runs every 15 min. but my girls grew up here, I've gone through a divorce and remarried, now I have grandchildren that come and enjoy our tiny home, the way it seems now this is going to be my forever home

  2. Same as us. This wasn't meant to be a forever home, but we're making it work. We've been in our house for 13 years.

  3. We are in our current home for the past 8 years. Change is good, fun and worth it in the end. I’m all for the game room btw! 🤪

  4. Isn't it exciting when you celebrate milestones like these


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