9 year blogiversary

Nine years ago this month (I have spent the whole year thinking it was 8 but I just did the math and gained a year!) we closed on the limestone and started this blog. I didn't know anything about blogging except that it would be a sort of forced diary for me.

It feels at once forever ago and yesterday.  You can read my first post here but this pretty sums it up...
Anticipating a day that we will actually live in this house and that the house be totally transformed, I'm starting this blog to chart the progress. Or lack thereof. When its all done, I'll look back on it and laugh at all the crazy times. You know, how the work finished early and under budget and better than we hoped. HA!

Well the work wasn't finished early or under budget it did finish and we do live here. Success!  We learned a lot (oh the irony of life experiences! no matter what the subject, you learn everything you need to know exactly after you needed to know it!) and practically killed each other but here we are. I won't pretend that I wish I was back there - life is much better now with working plumbing and heat!

Nine years and counting.  Who knew I could be such a blabbermouth?


  1. And with that link to your first post, I am once again down the rabbit hole of reading your whole renovation from the beginning!

  2. I have pretty much been along for the ride from the beginning and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I remember your scary bathroom like it was yesterday... so good to see where you are now and how your life and family has grown within these walls.

    Congratulations on nine years! Here's to many more, friend.

  3. Congrats on the nine years. We're at almost eight years (blog life), but our 16th year of renovation work. It's one of my favorite things to do - looking back at all those original posts and seeing how crazy we were.

    In other news, we're visiting NYC / Brooklyn in March and staying in a brownstone in Bay Ridge for a week. We're excited to bring the girls for the first time. I can't wait.

  4. Those pics are amazing! I didn't even realize the state you started with, and now it's so gorgeous!

  5. are we ever finished with renovations? love the blog.

  6. 9 years! That deserves a BIG Congratulations! Best wishes for many more... all with working plumbing and heat. :-)

  7. You've come so far and if nothing else I've enjoyed the journey since I didn't have to put in any of the work involved lol. Well done Stephanie.

  8. Your "forced diary" is my daily must-read! Thank you for sharing your journey and for soooo much inspiration.


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