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maggielou362

I returned to this bookmarked article after many years to give me a reminder on appreciating my home for what it is. Great and inspiring article, but Deepchit Wardozski, nobody asked for your opinions, especially on this thread. Its tenor mars and misses the whole point of this conversation. GO AWAY.

   
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sal d
This is exactly what I needed to read. i am in the depths of the "wants" right now when our budget is tight. i always think my "wants" are affordable but they stack up on each other as in painting kitchen cabinets leads to putting in new countertops (even if its rustic cheap planks) leads to tearing off uppers leads to new backslpash and new open shelving...and suddenly i just feel like I can't have anything cuz i can't have it all. when in reality i have way way more than everything. a big kitchen that is light and open. a view out the kitchen window that is worth paying for. counters flooded with produce from the gardens. a weird cat. a great husband. and i comfort myself that maybe my house with all its decorating shortcomings and need of basic things like trim is to keep it from being that "intimidating" house that make other people go home dissatisfied.
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D C

Good topic. Not sure it's that easy for me. Although my house is newly constructed with the kitchen, bathrooms and floors I chose, and not in a neighborhood, which is what I wanted, it is an absolute blank slate including the landscaping. And that's my "first world" dilemma. The slight slope of the yard has made it way more difficult and costly to get the garden I want so inside finishes just aren't able to get done. At my age I don't have time to work on it for 20 years and I just can't be happy with 2 arborvitaes and a birdbath out side or blank walls inside. I'll either have to accept that its not all going to get done and live with it as it is or move into something with a more manageable yard so my $$ goes farther. Who knew 2018 would bring torrential downpours enough to bring me to this point? Thanks climate change! What was supposed to be a dream house and garden won't be now!!

   

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