Welcome back! Thanks for sticking with us! This’ll be a short one, I promise : )
Our house sat empty for at least eight months prior to us seeing it for the first time, which compounded the amount of attention it needed. We got the keys at 6pm on a Monday, and Tuesday I spent six hours in the yard trying to clean things up and make it look like someone might live there. Here’s a before and after of just a tree in the front yard and some serious blackberry picking I did in the backyard:
Then my mom and brother stopped by and Ben helped me take off those unnecessary doors from the living room to the kitchen and the living room to the hallway. Brothers are so wonderful : )
After day one of home ownership, with a compost bin of yard waste completely full and the living room opened up with those doors gone, I felt so grown up and accomplished!