Our first and last home

More than a house. It’s a home and almost all our furniture is now in place and more and more it’s getting to be our hideway, our refuge from the world. We’re over joyed. These days it looks a bit different with all the snow around it, and we tend to have the van in…

Looking for a used doorknob?

A short update for those interested – there are a few interested people – right? We have the hardware removed for the doors and they and the frames are now being painted white. I was thinking two, maybe three coats would be okay, but according to Phil we’re just getting going and yes, a light…

The discipline of saving

We have lived our lives on a relatively low salary. We’ve not had the advantage, if you wish to consider it an advantage, of buying a home in our early years and seeing that asset appreciate over time. When we were first married, we began saving for a down payment on a home. It was…