Packing away

I’ve been spending most of my time going through cabinets, storage benches and closets and throwing away a lot of “stuff” we’ve accumulated over the years. Things you think you’ll absolutely need one day so you stick it in the back of a drawer or cabinet. Or things you don’t necessarily need but are so used to them being there like things in the infamous “junk drawer” we all seem to have. I began the clean out of some areas about a month or so ago so all I had to do was pack so that was a help.

Our renovation officially starts this coming Tuesday. I am nervous, but extremely grateful for a finished basement as that’s where we will be spending the majority of our time while home and not sleeping. There’s a great tv/entertainment center down there all set up with Netflix.  I’m trying to picture my whole first floor gone. It’s difficult because this is the way our home has been since we moved in 16 years ago. Actually this renovation should have been done 16 years ago but we had too many little kids and/or babies to take care of first. I’m excited picking out cabinets and I’ll finally get my farmhouse sink (I’ve wanted since we renovated the kitchen in our first house 20 years ago).

It’s hard to believe we became homeowners for the first time 20 years ago. We were young and the house was my grandparent’s. It was a great house to start off in. I can’t think of what life would have been had we stayed. The neighborhood was changing and our neighbors for the most part were elderly. In that situation you don’t know who will move in when those elderly neighbors pass on. It sounds cold I guess but it’s the truth. I loved living there for the short time we did. Then we were off to Jersey! And 15 months later we came back to New York. I’m not a Jersey person plain and simple. I’m a New Yorker, a city gal if you will. I believe Tommy and I were meant to be where we are now. We got here in a roundabout way and that’s ok. Things work out. I keep telling myself that when I think about living through this renovation…things work out…






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