Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Joys of Home Ownership

Everyone talks about how wonderful home ownership is and how blessed Steven and I are to own our own home at such a young age.  Please don't misunderstand, I am truly grateful for our home and love it!  However, I never realized one of the "gifts" of home ownership was always having something to clean or having something to fix!

Apartment living truly is so easy.  Small spaces, no yardwork, landlords who complete all necessary repairs.  Oh the good old days when I didn't know how much it cost to fix a heater or build a new deck!  Those days were almost as good as the times I could call Daddy everytime my car broke down! 

So now I'm cleaning every day, constantly spending money for basic repairs to my home, and trying to learn how to cook all at the same time (tales of cooking disasters to come!) 

I tell ya, the life of a young wife can be trying.  Always a new challenge to teach me a life lesson.  I keep telling myself I'll get it together one of these days. Feel free to share any pointers to help me make it through.  In the mean time - I'm off to do some laundry! 


Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Im right there with ya on that! We bought our house 2 years ago and Im still getting the hang of it! Actually our pipes busted yesterday haha!

Mrs P said...

That is one thing I'm scared about after moving into our own home in May... FIXING things. Especially with my hubs in the line of work he's in, I'm left with the house to myself often and am going to learn how to be Miss FixIt.... Yikes!

Also, thanks for such a sweet message. It's hard but I think I'm pulling through!

Kristin said...

I feel your pain lady. It's always something isn't it?

d.a.r. said...

Hahaha I am so with you!!! We just bought our first house last month and I swear to goodness, we are spending so much money on "house stuff"! And it's new construction so we aren't even fixin' anything. I am dreading this spring when we have to buy stuff for the yard like a lawn mower and shovel, etc. Yikes!

Leesie said...

Ooh can I trade you? We're still apartment living, but wishing we could afford a house. California's so expensive so our place will have to do for now, but I can definitely see how much more work it can add.

Blondie said...

You will get the hang of it honey! It's so worth it to have a place of your own. You put your blood, sweat, and tears into it and the rewards are endless. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my divorce post sweetie. You are too kind. I wish you both a wonderful 2010! Kori xoxo

Young, Fabulous & Newlywed said...

Yes I know - I shouldn't complain. We are so happy to have our home. It's just so much work some days. I guess it will keep me young! :)

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