When I’m tempted to give up on this place – to sell it and move on to something more suitable for our family size and lifestyle – or when someone who’s never been here asks me why we stay, I think of things like this, as I sit on my new deck and let Spring do its work on me…
…this is my view to the west:
…and this is my view to the north:
…and this is my view to the east:
…and behind me, to the south, is the house in need of so much care and love. But I’m not in there today, I’m out here, reminding myself why this place is so amazing. Inside awaits laundry, and dishes, and diapers, and two-bedrooms-one-bathroom-for-seven-people, and renovations galore. I think I will stay here. For now.
(All pictures came strait out of my iPhone camera, unedited)