The 1915 Craftsman bungalow, that I lived in for 5 years alone
and then almost 4 with Mike, is now rented.
We have one of Mike's partners
handle the renting for us for a commission.
It is now rented to a man with the fracking industry.
His wife and two little boys (ages 18 mos. and 5 yrs.)
are up here from Alabama for the summer.
We do have a basement and a screened-in back porch
for them to play in.
But the bedroom is tiny and it looks even tinier to me
without all our 'stuff'.
The walls are bare
except for two clocks and picture in the bathroom.
I've shown the house before,
but I wanted a record of it as it is now.
I do include pics that some of you have seen before
to contrast now with when we were living there.
It was a good home for us and me especially,
but I do not miss it in the slightest.
Mike still has work to do on the woodwork and he plans to take down
that tile (it's the only section of it left).
We were going to paint the newer cabinets
and sand and stain the in-set sections of the antique cabinets.
However, my heart never got into that,
so neither did Mike's.,
and now that it's a rental, we have two less renovations
to worry about with renters.
The dining room.
loveseat and sofa bed couch
The chests belonged to my parents.
We are now using two family antiques at the farm house.
Mike refinished the doors when we first bought the house.
Mike completely gutted this bathroom and updated it except for the tub. I refused to part with it, so Mike took it out, sanded, repainted (it was burgundy and gold---ghastly) and
This corner was much cuter when we lived there,
but the cute stuff is at the farm house now.
We didn't want to leave the antique one at the bungalow and it is going in the upstairs bathroom
here at the farmhousewhere this one was. The antique one only has 3 hooks which is plenty for us.
This picture belonged to my parents.
It is not a favorite of mine and hadn't hung in Dad's last two apartments.
But he kept it in his storage room and then we stored it.
Now it is useful once again.
We had a special picture in this spot and the hook was still there.
Notice the empty shelves.
Mike took off the doors and put them in storage.
The glass is original to the house and irreplaceable.
He will put the doors back on when we decide to sell it.
Here are glimpses of the bungalow when we lived there.
The first few are from Christmas 2012 and then 2011.
In the first picture, the living room is especially crowded due to the tree
and extra seating.
in a room that is just my office and studio.
This chest of drawers kept a lot of my school stuff.
This was my "read, grade, and relax" (and sometimes sleep) corner.
As you can see here,
the shelves were once full.
I also would hang my clothes on the hall closet door
to be ready when I awakened the next morning.
I just wanted to record all this.
Hope this new week is wonderful for you
and full of healing for some folks specifically.