My Green Gables is a blessing to be sure but it's not *really* mine. I only call it mine. It's just a rental and I have no idea how long I'll be able to stay here. It's a very old fixer upper- which is why we can afford to rent it and even though there is plenty of charm, there are plenty of needs, too!
This is what I see when I look up at my bedroom ceiling in my my bed at night. All the ceilings are full of 100s of holes just like these! I have patched many of them since I've lived here but with 10 foot ceilings, it's not an easy task! I usually end up hurting my back so I endure until I have renewed delusions that I can really finish it all. My dear husband of 31 years works 8 hours a night as a janitor even though he has arthritis. I don't ask him to do anything once he's home.
This house has so many charming little things in it, like my one and only crystal door knob! I love it! ☺
But all the floors are either unfinished, stained and dirty wood sub floors full of splinters or they're old linoleum full of holes and scratches! (I'll save the linoleum pics for another time!) These wood floors NEVER come clean!
I have a charming built in china hutch that is so fun to decorate!
But all the walls in the house are also full of hundreds of holes and scrapes! Again, I have patched many of the holes and tried to paint over some of the scuffs but I've just covered over most of them with pictures or lace panels. This little patch below is what I see in my hall way before looking out the windows to see my beautiful views! I always think that NEXT week, I'll deal with this portion of the house but I don't.
I thank God for views like this of my lovely fir trees!
But they block the sun and give me a front yard which looks like this! Mud and fir needles are my constant companions in the house along with wood chips from the wood stove, ash from the wood stove and fur from the pets! ☺ My boy and I are going to try to seed a lawn this spring. I hope it works.
So you see, my house and my life are not idyllic but it is MY life and I embrace the good with the bad and the ugly. We ALL have both going on in our lives. If you visit a blogger that seems to have a perfect life, I guarantee you that she doesn't! Even if her house is brand new, she might still wish to live on my 345 acres with a fixer upper instead! Even if she has the perfect house and location, she might would rather have your husband or NO husband at all! Ha-ha! We've all been handed good and bad and it's up to us to use it how we see fit.
I don't wan to be envious! Let's be happy for each other for the good things in our lives and sympathetic through the bad.
I plan on having more reality shots in the future. ☺