Before & After

Every time we drive by our old house the children cry.  I’m always like, “You don’t understand, that house was too small!  Our new house is better, stop whining!”

lc369c944-m1xd-w1020_h770_q80

But the old house remains wrapped in some impenetrable nostalgia.  I guess it’s because it was it’s very own Candyland.   I pulled up the old listing the other day and the crying resumed all over again.  I never really understood why the move was so traumatic for them.  It was so obvious to me that it was time to go.  I never even looked back.  But then, THEN, while typing our address into Google, an old real estate listing for our current home popped up.  And I put the two and two together.

*Scroll down.*

lc369c944-m0xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m2xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m3xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m4xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m5xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m6xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m7xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m8xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m9xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m22xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m20xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m11xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m12xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m13xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m14xd-w1020_h770_q80lc369c944-m18xd-w1020_h770_q80

This, this is why our children were crying.  Crying their eyes out.  Perhaps I was blinded by potential.  It just needs a little elbow grease.  But the children only saw a drug house where a lady raked the side off the garage with her car door while her husband chased her with a poker.  Has that vibe to it.

98541702_0

I apparently missed that bit.  I was like, “Look at this sweet house.  Let’s get it, Honey.”  And they never forgave me.

98541702_1_0

I may have cleaned it up.  But apparently this is what is etched on their souls.

98541702_2_0

Nice kitchen though, eh?  Actually, the residents stole it on their way out the back.  For reals.  Ripped it off the walls and ran.  I think they grabbed the coordinating oak light fixture on the way.  Thank goodness.

98541702_3_098541702_4_098541702_5_098541702_6_098541702_7_0

Comeon kids, it’s not that bad.  You’re going to love it.

98541702_8_0

P.S.  Jael, this is your room.

98541702_9_098541702_10_0

Advertisements

One thought on “Before & After

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s