Monday, April 30, 2012

2 Year Anniversary!

Today marks the second year since I first set foot in my first house. I can still remember some of what was going through my head that day. The possibilities, the disgust at some of the filthy crap left behind by the former tenants, and generally wondering weather I had made the right choice.

I remember that I first drove by with my friend Angelina after I got the keys from the lawyer, and some of the tenants were still moving stuff out, so we went out for lunch to wait for them to finish/leave. I'm pretty sure we had some sandwiches from Riley's Bakery downtown (a wonderful little place that sells well priced and generously proportioned fresh sandwiches - on fresh baked bread, as well as a wide assortment of pastries).

I also remember that it was a nice warm day. Today was fairly warm-ish, but lately it's still been pretty cold, and I'm still heating the house.

Last year, to celebrate, I threw a rather decent party/get together with all my available friends, and some of the parents who helped me move, plus dad, and my aunt also showed up. This year, however, I'm doing the party a little bit more low-key, and I'm inviting just friends. I'm expecting around 10 people.

I still have a lot of cleaning and organizing left to do during the week (the party will be on Saturday).

I thought it would be fun to compile a list of all the work that got done this year so far, but I don't know if I'll end up having the time.


  1. I just started reading your blog, and as someone who eventually wants to restore a home, your blog has been quite inspiring. You've done a hell of a job, so congratulations on two years!

    1. Thanks very much, Thomas. It's been a LOT of work, and has taken a lot more time than I would have thought, but I'm getting there slowly but surely. It will be nice to have a few finished rooms in the near future.

  2. Hi JC,
    You've done so much beautiful work since I last dropped in. Congratulations on your second year! Your house is going to be the gem of the neighbourhood.