Our first house

We bought a house together before we were engaged. All of 13 days before we were engaged. One of Aaron’s requests of me before we got married was to live on my own. A request I have thanked him for many, many times – oh how wise he was. The 6 months I lived in our house on my own before we got married are among some of the happiest memories I have.
I made those memories here:
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Our mortgage on this house was 323 dollars and some odd sense every month. Plus taxes and insurance – which was a whopping 150 bucks more to set aside each month. We had so much money it wasn’t even funny. Although, of course, at the time we didn’t think so. All those $50 trips to Target were part of the budget. I kill myself some times.
I was working full time as was Aaron – so that all helped. We do look at eachother every once in a while and think out loud – What the hell did we sell that house for? I Loved that house. Loved.
This was my cheery little kitchen.
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And this was my awesome little living room.
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This, the perfect little bathroom.
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Our simple bedroom.
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And the second bedroom that changed functions a lot – but mostly our office.
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And our mudroom/back entrance/laundry room that we remodeled.
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I loved that house. We needed more space because our business was out of our house and the first year of marriage was like a cock fight for available space. It was a small house. But it was my first house. My very independent, freedom house.
We also love our current house – what with all the square footage. But there is constantly something to be done – it feels like we’re never “done”. And we were done with the first house. It was small enough to do just right. It would have fit in our kitchen/dining/living/mudroom of this house.
Oh little Perry home – the fond memories I hold near and dear of you will keep me plugging away at my current, never ending list of things to do. I’ll remember our ding-dong breakfasts together with tears in my eyes for all my days to come.

2 thoughts on “Our first house

  1. Hi Jessie! Sorry I deleted my MySpace account … I love that you comment here 🙂 That house was awesome wasn’t it?

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