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See Spot Run

I live in an efficiency apartment in a 1 unit complex. I am the superintendent, the complex manager, and even the make ready porter. I have many hats. There aren’t any HOA fees, because, really, we don’t have much to offer. The driveway isn’t even paved. Landscaping leaves a lot to be desired, too. What I’m trying to say is that we are remodeling our home, and feel very fortunate to be able to do so. The goal is to take an extremely modest 109 year old bungalow and create a still extremely modest bungalow with actual kitchen cabinets and a couple of closets. Closets are good. There’s a 600 sq ft tiny house in our backyard, perfect for my mom one day. For now, however, that’s where we live, all 7 of us: my husband, myself, 2 cats, and 3 dogs. I should probably add one more hat. Call me ringmaster of the circus.

The construction process is absolutely an art form. It reminds me, in many ways, of throwing pottery. You start out with a lump of sorts. You think you know what it could become, but until you throw it on the wheel and get your hands in the middle of it, you really never know for sure. With old homes, especially, you just don’t know what you’re going to find. It’s like that Target saying. “No one goes to Target because they need something. You go to Target and let Target tell you what you need.”

 

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