When we bought our house last March, we lacked the elation of a couple signing for their first home. I remember sitting in the notary's office thinking about the huge cut he was taking off the sale of our house, wondering why I hadn't decided to be a notary back in college.
How could we turn a house that was too dark and too small for six into a comfortable home, and on a budget? Our expressions were mutually pinched as we signed our lives away that warm day.
Hours, days, months of work later, I sit in a home that I cannot believe is ours - one that truly does seem made just for us.
The dark hallway:
And tomorrow I will show you the kitchen!