Friday, July 18, 2008

The Big Pink House

It's big and it's pink, so what better name for our new blog than Big Pink House?! We bought the house in December of 2007, and have talked about starting a blog to chronicle our projects and adventures in taking care of an old home, but never followed through- until now.

The previous owners told us we would probably meet lots of strangers who wanted to say something about our house. Boy, were they right! This past spring when I was only a little surprised when I was out front planting tulips and a lady stopped to talk with me about the house. She was in town visiting her sister and is always takes her daily walk past the house so she can admire it. She described some of the changes to the house over the years, and it was interesting and kind of sweet actually. We have also been asked to be on the Grout Museum's tour of homes this fall, but have declined the offer this year. We're going to try to be ready for next year though.

By far, the comment we get most from people regarding the house is, "Are you going to change the color?" Honestly, we don't know yet! It's kind of nice to just tell people you live in the big pink house on 3rd St and have them know exactly what we're talking about. If we toned down the color, we'd have to give people our address rather than a general location :) There are a few names people call our house, 'the pink house' and 'the pepto-bismol house' being most common. We have decided to re-name it and fondly refer to it as 'the money pit' (only half kidding).

After 7 months living in the big pink house, we've tackled a few projects and we'll blog on some of those soon. Chris and I are fortunate to have my sister's finance, JR, living with us. He's quite handy and likes to have projects to work on, so it works out pretty well.

We hope you enjoy reading our blog and following along with the work and many projects that are part of owning an older home. If you're feeling particularly handy, come on over, we'll put you to work!