We recently refinanced our house (again) because rates keep dropping. And when I say “we”, I mean my husband took care of all the paperwork, scheduled all the appointments, and I just showed up to sign my name. He’s awesome and we’ll save $60 a month, which can help support my Oreo addiction. Win – win.
We had to clean the house for the appraisal, and while I was initially irritated that hubs only gave me 4 days to make this place appear childless, it ended up being a blessing in disguise. I feel so much better now that everything is put away, and since it only looks like this twice a year, I snapped as many pictures as I could.
While sorting them on my desktop, I came across pictures of the house from three years ago, when we bought it. What a difference!
So this post will be long and photo-laden, but it was so much fun looking back and comparing.
We really have put our mark on this house, and it feels like home. Especially with little touches like these:
I guarantee that within five days, the house will no longer appear childless. My dresser will once again have breast milk stains dotting its surface, the playroom will look like a disaster zone, you will be able to recreate a timeline of the day’s food by looking in the kitchen. But for now, the house is tidy. I’m going to bask in its clean glow for as long as I can.