Wednesday, November 12, 2008
My Little Teeny House
This is my little house. I fondly refer to it as a shoebox. It is much larger on the inside than you'd think. It was built during World War II with salvaged materials, I believe. We have a beam in the cellar that looks like it came from the porch of another house. Previous to the war, it was just a shack that was used to sell produce. The property was a farm dating back to the early 1800's. When we first looked at the property, it had been vacant for a few years and the grass in the backyard was waist-high. We saw visions, though, of swing sets and birthday parties. Actually, my husband saw the 3-bay garage and that was enough for him. We made an agreement - he gets the garage and I get the house. It's worked for 19 years so far.
This is a part of our back yard. It is now know as "Abby's Yard", but at one time it was a go-kart track, and there used to be a large garden in the center. Right now I have a small grape arbor there and we have our wood pile in the back.
We spent Sunday afternoon stacking a cord of wood, getting ready for the cold weather. We just love our little house. I believe it has been important in keeping us close as a family. We have been so blessed and thankful that God has given us everything that we've needed. Once I do some organizing and hopefully decorating, I'll put up some pics of the inside. (not the kids rooms, of course!)