Hello blog readers. Not sure if anyone is still following this or not, but I figured it might well be time to dust this off and use it again!
It’s been… oh about 2 years since I last posted. A lot happened in those two years that I quit blogging and podcasting. I largely quit podcasting because time didn’t permit it. Life got very busy, the relationship I was in got very rocky, then I decided that it was time for me to move out of the house I shared with my then boyfriend. I won’t go into details much on why that nearly 6 year relationship ended… I will just say that it wasn’t working for me anymore and I had spent most of 2013 trying to make things work while he spent that year showing that he didn’t much care to make anything work and only wanted to do what he wanted to do without much regard for me. Obviously this is just my side of that story and he has his own. When I initially moved out, we were going to try to make things work, but it didn’t take long for him to quit making any effort. I left the ball in his court after an argument (making it very clear I was doing so) and he never contacted me again.
When I moved out, I moved to an apartment downtown, which was a whole new experience for me. I loved it! I decided towards the end of summer this year that I wanted to move somewhere with a bit more space. That ended up turning into me buying a house. I KNOW! Me? A homeowner?? But as I was looking at places to rent, I found this beautiful Queen Anne style Victorian home built in 1894 that I simply fell in love with. I got financing in order, asked the see the place, and put in an offer. I didn’t look at a single other house – I just knew that was the house I was meant to be in. A week before Thanksgiving I closed on the house. It’s been a slow process, but I moved everything there, painted, and it’s slowly becoming my own. The house is close to downtown and close to a park that overlooks the river. I’m talking walking distance close! Not much of a view from where I’m at, however the neighborhood is just darling and the neighbors have been quite friendly and welcoming.
There’s definitely been some bumps and things I’ve had to figure out as a homeowner. I’ve learned to fix a toilet. I’ve learned better ways to paint and decide on paint colors. I’ve learned that 120 year old houses with many many original details (wood, windows, etc) are quite unique and not much is level or standard. What I’ve learned the most is that despite any of the things that go wrong or are wonky in my house, I truly love that I get to live there, I get to make it a home, and I get to care for a historic home in a lovely area that is simply gorgeous with all of it’s original details and really fits me and my style.
Here is the Flickr Album of my home from when I first took ownership.
Since this has always been a mostly knitting/spinning/crochet blog… I wish I had something to share with you all! I haven’t been knitting for the last 3 or so months due to on and off pain in my left arm. I’m fairly sure it’s a nerve that is pinched in my elbow causing the issues. I plan to get myself to the doctor soon for that. Since that limits me, I’ve been spending a lot of time watching Nicole Curtis on Rehab Addict along with a number of other HGTV shows and planning out what I want to do in my house.
Hopefully soon I will be able to show more knitting, crochet and even some cross stitch projects on here. Until then, I’ll probably use this to talk about the house and projects I’ve taken on or done.
Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope 2015 is a great year!