Sometimes I like to waste my precious time, because I have a ton, on my realtor app. I like to look at regular every day houses and I like to look for cottages. Our goal is to have a cottage by the time we are 40. I don’t think that’s too far fetched. It’s a goal. And if it’s 42, that’s okay but we like to set goals, talk about dreams, try to make them happen. Our goal for next spring is to get a pop up camper. I want to camp away every weekend next summer and I think the boys would love it. Anyway, my point is that when I look at regular houses I never find one that I like more than my own. Even the empty new houses. Because there’s always something missing that mine has. Like a fenced in backyard. Seriously. A fenced in backyard is so nice. Or I don’t like the cookie cutter neighborhood. OR I might find a house with land, which would be awesome, but the kitchen will be nasty and need a ton of work. I love my kitchen. Yes, our bathroom needs work, our office is straight up unicorn purple, and we don’t have a fire place (oh how I want a fire place) but that can all be fixed. Rob promises we could possibly put in a real gas fire place and pretty soon the bistro (finished mud room) will look something like this:
And our bathroom could look like this:
This is all possible thanks to my handy husband.
It was our intention to live in this house forever but I guess I sort of thought I’d become unhappy or want something else but I really do love this house.
And staying in this house makes buying a cottage more of a reality and not just a dream. I hope it has a porch where I can drink my coffee while all the boys are out fishing.