We have been in our house for three years now. Can you believe it? Seriously, three years. It just doesn't seem real!
I remember back in the day, sitting on the couch in the abode on wheels (aka fifth wheel), dreaming of what we would put in this house. We had sold or given away almost everything we owned. Well, we kept an old 36" television because at the time it was *big*, and a couple of recliners, a futon and a full size bed. Oh, and a bowflex. Seriously, that is about all we had for furniture. But, since we sold our house, bought a fifth wheel and moved out to the ranch there wasn't any need for all that stuff. The fifth wheel came with a couch, recliner, dining room table, chairs, queen size bed, and all the appliances. We had everything we needed once we threw a television in there and hooked it up to the satellite internet, and tv. :)
I would surf the internet. Tear out pages of magazines when I would find a piece of furniture I just had to have. Some were pieces of modern furniture, some were more western or rustic, and some were just downright unbelieveable. Prices that is, untouchable, dreamland kinds of stuff.
I had a notebook full of those page protectors, and I was filling them up with everything from a sketch of the house plans that I drew up, to the light fixtures I wanted, and to the appliances I wanted. Oh those are just a few of the things. I also had photos of rooms that I liked bits and pieces about, not the whole room mind you. The sink in this one, the tile in the shower in this one, even the shower head in one of the photos. I had it all layed out.
But now that we have been in the house for a whole three years, I might want to start looking at some of the websites I visited before. Maybe I will start thumbing through some more magazines, and tear out the pages I like. Maybe, just maybe I will start another notebook and fill it full of renovation ideas. I have a few things I could start with.
If you are reading this, don't worry. You know how long it took me to put together the first notebook. I am sure it will take even longer to put together another one. Right now I am just dreaming. 🙂