So today, it's my 3 month anniversary of buying my house. It went by so fast.
As you can see from the updated pictures below, I have been decorating and doing some upkeep. I don't know about you, but everytime I see the before and after pictures of my backyard, I am amazed by the transformation. My backyard was not in good shape before and now, it's green and thriving (which reminds me I think I need to mow this weekend. :) )
I have been pleasantly surprised by the blessing of having the house. Concerns I had 3 months ago are not concerns right now. For example, I was concerned about on street parking and so far I have not had any problems with on street parking. I think all the neighbors have this unspoken rule about parking in their 'own spot' even though it's public parking. Parallel parking has been challenging at first but I think I am getting used to it. I also had concerns about neighbors and my neighbors are great! They are always looking out for me, even more than I realize sometimes. As for living in the 'city,' it's been great. I don't consider myself living quite in the city, but it's close enough for me.
Also, a similar house in the block next to mine sold for almost $30K more than my house. Granted I think the kitchen was redone and the appliances were newer, but it gave me encouragement that I bought in a really good neighborhood.
The more and more I spend time in the house, the more I'm amazed how God had this house set apart for me and how it's been like a perfect fit for me.
Everything with the house is not quite done, but it will be fun and exciting as things come together.
P.S. Yes, I need to schedule an open house or something for people to visit...maybe in the fall...