20 Months of Home Ownership: A Visual Timeline

With the year coming to a close I’ve been spending some time reflecting on what we’ve accomplished since we bought the house a year and eight months ago. It’s been a whirlwind of projects both planned and unplanned. Our initial goals went flying out the window as everything seemed to be breaking. Yes, that is the glory of owning an older home but it really didn’t help that the previous owners didn’t do hardly any maintenance for 10 years! Even though we’re only halfway though painting the interior our house is actually starting to work (dare I say) smoothly. Every single thing in our mechanical room has been replaced except the water softener (which has been broken since we bought the house & we’re planning to replace early next year). No more waking up to cold showers when the water heater broke or wearing four layers of clothing in middle of winter because it’s too expensive to keep the house warmer. Now I just kick back and relax knowing that I can keep the house at 68 degF without having an outrageous heating bill or taking a long shower won’t deplete the house of hot water.

There is only thing I love more than lists and that’s pictures so without further ado here is a visual timeline of everything we’ve done so far:

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8 Responses to “20 Months of Home Ownership: A Visual Timeline”


  1. 1 Kate @ Twenty-Six 2 Life December 29, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Wow! It’s so crazy to see it all laid out like that – you guys have done a TON of work! Awesome job!

  2. 2 jen December 29, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Wow! You guys have been busy!! It all looks fantastic, though… I hope you’re enjoying it!

  3. 3 kitliz @ DIYdiva December 30, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Love the way it looks all laid out like this. What a great way to reflect on the new year (and all of that WORK). Here’s to dozens of new projects in 2010.

  4. 4 lao-ocean-girl July 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    That looks great! What do you guys plan on putting in the fenced area?

    • 5 Robin September 17, 2010 at 5:23 pm

      It’s for our dog to run around in off leash and someday when we have a family we plan to put a swing set in there. The entire yard was too big to fence in and wouldn’t be conducive to a fence with access the pond, riding lawn mower needing double gates everywhere, and no place to push snow from our driveway in the winter. So instead we cleared out some of our woods and built the fence which is only a few feet from out house.

  5. 6 jay December 29, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Did you guys blog the fence installation? I looked through the blog and haven’t seen it.

    Thanks!


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This is the story of two twenty something newlyweds who are learning to adjust to life in their first house, a 1973 fixer-upper.
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