This blog is named after my dog, Dino the wonder dog. Other than that, this blog doesn’t have a lot to do with him, except that some days, when I am just too busy or too tired or have a migraine, I let Dino write my blog for me. On days when he has not taken over the computer, I write about my life – the past, the present and the future - my travels far and near and my home. I would love it if you would follow along.
How long have you lived in your current home? Have
you made many changes in that time?
Last September I had been in this same house for 22
years. I’ve made a few changes over the years.
Hopefully soon I’ll scan in the pictures which tell
the story of why I fell in love with this house, but for now I wanted to show
off the latest changes I’ve made.
When we bought this house, it only had two
bedrooms. For many years, Nick and Val shared one room. As they got older, we
put each of their beds on opposite sides of the room and lined their two
dressers down the middle, so that they had the tiniest shred of privacy.
In 1999, we put on an addition (which will no doubt
be blogged as well), and each of the kids got their own room. Val stayed in the
same room. We did some painting, stenciled, Granma made a comforter.
November 12, 1999
When Val was a senior, we took in a foreign exchange student and Val lost her bed frame. Poor kid, practically sleeping on the floor til she went off to college the next fall.
November 1, 2007
Then I don't remember where Val lived, but I apparently turned her bedroom into my sewing room.
April 4, 2010
She must have come home at some time because I turned the room back into her bedroom. Kind of.
March 6, 2013
Then it dawned on me that she probably wasn't coming home again, so I took over her room one more time.
March 9, 2013
I turned it into my office, aka Snoopy room. Let the creative juices flow.
March 11, 2013
What's the saying about you can never go home again? But at least you can read a Peanuts cartoon there.