Learning from my parents who were struggling growing up with what little they had early in their careers, I picked up a thing or two.
I would not be here if it weren’t for their crafty and amateur construction ideas. From sewing our clothes to building home renovations themselves down to the studs of a patio to a failed couch, lol.
My parents came up with some pretty imaginative ideas.
I loved watching #MarthaStewart on TV because it reminded me of my parents.
Why hire a handyman when you can do it yourself?
My husband and I are pretty handy when it comes to saving money.
He can do some electrical, while I am pretty brave with a saw.
So this summer we planned on saving alot of money doing home improvements, rather then a costly summer vacation, maybe a winter vacation after this! Whew!
We had so many things to do and kept them on the side waiting for the right time to hire a handyman.
Well I was tired of waiting because both of us were too busy in the Fall-Spring to do them!
We decided to master plan and try to do them ourselves. From light switches to building storage units to improvements on aesthetic look and finally repainting the walls.
What a difference paint makes!
We both bought our home at age 25 1/2.
At first we wanted to rent and that went out the door when we came across our east Chula Vista home.
Our first offer was accepted and next thing we knew we were home owners 20 years ago.
This destiny was full of ideas of making this home a forever home.
Going through alot of repairs and improvements, our home was made over several times. New coat of exterior paint made a huge difference after the Cedar fires.
A couple of appliance malfunctions and mother nature events led to flooding and forced renovations, thank goodness for insurance.
We managed to learn through mistakes and improvements came at a huge difference from our humble beginnings.
One thing is certain, our home ownership strengthened our family.
Home is where the heart is.
I am blessed to have a home that I can improve over and over again.
And a home I can give to my kids and their generations.
The idea is to benefit their future.
Our parent’s sacrifices and ours will finally allow our children and their generation to benefit. Hopefully they can vacation more with their family, because they won’t have a mortgage. That’s my idea for them and everlasting love when it comes to home ownership.
I wish I had tons of real estate but that would mean tons of repairs lol.
One home is good enough for us.