One depressing part about this was missing the work day - my family was going to come to my house that Saturday and we were going to whip this place into shape. We were going to mow, weed, mulch, pull out bushes, plant flowers. It was going to look like a nice yard for once! Instead, it'll be another year of looking like the white-trash house.
This is where the porch damage was a blessing in disguise - if we did have that work day, all of that hard work would have been ruined.
I ended up with 10 broken storm windows, a chipped up door and totaled fence. My family and I like to joke that my house looks condemned. After a while, it stopped feeling like a joke...
We did a photo shoot at my house and the photographer called a coworker to make sure he was at the right place. "I think I'm here, but there's caution tape all over the house."
Yup, this is how I've been living since May 22nd. You might be able to say that I'm really sick of the way my house is looking right now.
It's July 6th and the house is still a mess, but the good news is that the works starts TOMORROW. I honestly couldn't be more excited.
If you look back at the post from the 4th of July party - you can see my mess of a house in almost all of the photos. I cannot wait until it's all finished.
It's safe to say that my house and I have had a rough year. But I'm so thankful for God's protection through it all - though my house seems to be falling apart, nothing major has happened and no one has gotten hurt. It's been a huge lesson in assertiveness for me (don't you just love working with insurance companies?) and has been a good financial wake up call.
I've learned a lot, but I'm tired of learning :) so I'm hoping and praying that nothing else happens!