I've posted very few pictures of the house here. Okay, some of the bedroom, yes, but beyond that, not really. This is mostly because I have been in denial of the house. I wouldn't have picked the neighborhood. I wouldn't have picked the house. None of it was really ideal. The only redeeming feature was, well, that Tess lived there. That's a pretty important feature, though, so I dealt.
However, slowly but surely, the house is becoming a place I really enjoy living in. The garden, which was a year ago literally a field of weeds with a tree in it, is now turning into a garden. We have done lots of work inside, though there is lots more still to be done. And - and!!! - last week we redid the facades. Or rather, we had them redone. Which had been in the planning for months and months and months, but it was so exciting to finally have it done, and the result are so much better than we expected. We knew it would be a big project, but I think even we underestimated the extent of the impact.
The house is so much more light and fresh and open. It's trhilling really. And on a more practical note we will be saving at least 30% on energy costs. So it's all good.
Somehow the 20 minute bike ride from the train station is a little more bearable now.
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