Our love affair, and sometimes bitter battle, with the Seely House.
Monday, August 13, 2007
August 13, 2007
Unfortunately no "before" photos for this one, but this was the first room I got to do over. It went from being our bedroom to the boys' bedroom when we merged the upper and lower unit. I still love the bright blue walls. It has been a good space for them. It has changed over time, Big Dog got a twin bed, Little Dog moved to the toddler bed, then to a twin. Now they're in bunk beds. Now I just can't wait to get started on their new bedroom upstairs!
In April of 2005, my husband and I packed up our two dogs and toddler and moved to Seattle from the San Francisco Bay area. Shortly after our move, I became pregnant with our second child. As exciting as this was, it definitely put a cramp in my ability to explore our new home town. I'm still working hard at adjusting to the new digs.
As a working mom to two small boys, I manage to keep pretty busy. Between business meetings, play dates and pediatrician appointments, there isn't much time left for personal pursuits. But that is a trade off I am willing to make. I'll find time for myself when the boys are old enough to borrow the car, right?
And as though that isn't enough, when we moved we bought our first house, a major fixer upper. Yeah, we wanted the "this Old House" experience, but little did I realize that it would lead to such great experiences, like the sudden loss of running water from a broken water main, or a leaky sewer pipe that kept the toilet off limits for days.
All I can say is that life sure is interesting!