Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I can hardly believe it. That's more than a generation. We bought the house on May 30, 1985 and spent a month and a half after work and on weekends painting, recarpeting, getting rid of the avocado appliances and countertop. We thought we had done an amazing "remodel", but that was back before "remodel" meant something that required a home equity loan. And it's a good thing because styles have changed several times since we moved in. The "cool kitchen" of 1985 looks dreadful today. I am right now finally having the kitchen redone. It will look modern, but how will it look in 28 years? That avocado kitchen I ripped out 28 years ago was once The Look everyone wanted.
The longest I had ever lived in one place was 12 years while I was in school. Then after getting married at 19, the longest was 4 years and 2 months. 28 years seems so long looking ahead but so short looking back. My husband always wanted to move after retirement, but I just can't leave this place. It's a boring split level, but it fits me and I love it. And once a house is paid off, it looks a LOT better!
I wonder if I'll even be alive 28 years from now?