October 27, 2009

12 months in the shed

We have celebrated a milestone today - 12 months living in our shed. I didn't think I would be able to do it, but I have and might I say, I am a stronger person for it.

I remember feeling so scared and worried about moving from our comfortable home in the suburbs to a farm, a shed and a hell of a lot of unanswered questions. Just look at the expression on my face this time last year - I looked stressed!

Look at the same pic 12 months later, alot happier but with some damn tuckshop arms. WTF??

So where are we now? On the way to building our dream home (which by the way is getting more beautiful by the day, and I know I have to post some pics but give me time people).

We love living in the country, I love the space, looking over the rolling hills and the view of Awoonga Dam and of the mountains and the trees and of the birds singing in the morning and did I say the space.........

Look how relaxed and happy we look today!

I have proved that one can adapt and learn to love ones surroundings no matter how much you hate it in the beginning. I know that in years to come, when we are living in our house, the memories of being shed dwellers may fade, but they will remain as part of our journey - the good and bad times, and the crazy things that we went through that actually brought our family closer together.

And I know that I will miss them.


Suzanne said...

Okay, Okay...I have those arms! Now I know what their called. hahaha

Mr. Condescending said...

I want to see this house!

Is it 'roo proof? Kidding :)

Liz Mays said...

You're right. You will remember it as part of the journey to the beautiful result!

Journo June aka MamaBear said...

You'll have precious memories of this time. :-) Way to persevere and hang in there.
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katepickle said...

Go you shed dweller.... you know there is a family in our street who has been living in their shed while building their house for longer than we've lived here.. so that's like more than four years! It's a pretty nice shed tho!