This Old House

I have to admit, after the first two Thankful Thursdays (plus the previous four last year) I was finding myself pretty stumped on what to write about.* 

Because, obviously, I only have six things to be thankful for.  {insert sarcasm here}

I guess that’s because it’s really easy to get wrapped up in the everyday of doing laundry, running errands, and preparing meals and to forget that we have the good fortune to be worrying about such mundane things. 

Granted, it would be kinda weird to say, “I’m so lucky I have to clean the toilet!!”

But not everyone is so lucky to have a house with indoor plumbing.  Or even a house for that matter.

And here I was last Thursday, raising hell about getting the shaft from our insurance company AGAIN, when I should have been thankful that we have a roof over our heads that doesn’t leak.

Ah, to have first world problems.

And when I get frustrated that there isn’t any good photography light in the house, I must remind myself that this home has so many things that I do LOVE.  Like a big, open kitchen.  Lots of play space for Allison.  And TWO toilets to clean. 

When we bought this little starter home in 2007, we anticipated being here maybe five or six years.   But four years later, I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.  Especially after tearing up the entire house to replace ALL THE PLUMBING.  I never want to go through that again.

So, I am thankful for our little house.  A safe place to grow my family.  A comfortable space to cook, relax, and entertain.  A mortgage payment that’s less than our previous apartment’s rent.  For the history an 80+ year old house has.  And for AMAZING neighbors.  (Seriously, if they ever move, we are coming with.)

And please, the next time the sewer line backs up, remind me of these things.  Because otherwise, I might burn it to the ground.

What are you thankful for?

*Which would be why I’m posting this four days late…

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3 Responses to This Old House

  1. Robbie says:

    i love what you said about moving right along with your neighbors! I felt the same way about our neighborhood and when ours moved it June it made it a lot easier to accept that fact that we are moving too!

  2. Cate says:

    What an adorable little house! Sometimes I find myself wishing for a (fancier, more functional, you name it) house, but then I remember all of the little things I love about the house I’m in right now.