20 Years ago today we moved into this house we had 2 little children - 21 months and 3 months old it was in the middle of a drought and that year was so hot ( abit like it is at the momnet here in Australia) Our house did not have a tree or a blade of grass - there were only 5 houses on our estate - we are the only residents left from the first 5 - It is a special house for us our chiildren and their friends have trecked through and we have had many frineds and memories - l am thinking about this because of the fires in Canberra and how important a house with memories is. Also l remebered earlier it was 20 years - and have thought how much haaas changed and grown - lots of trees now lots of grass and lots of memorie
Tell me how long have you lived in your house and what makes it so special for you.
Jan 19, '03
Well, this house has a lotta memories for me because my grandfather built it back in 1957.
My mom bought out her brothers, and then sold it to me a couple years ago.
Grandpa had planted these arbor vitae (I remember Gramma telling me about this while we were coloring one day :chuckle I was about 8 years old....)
and she said they were too close together. He said it didn't matter; that they were the long variety anyhow and would never crowd the sidewalk.
Well..... the arbor vitae were the fat huge kind and they were about 25 feet tall when we first got the place. Anyone coming through them to the front door had to scrape past spider webs.
and mom was adamant: DON"T cut the arbor vitae.
It took me about 3 years to actually trim it down to where it ---a-hem.... was .... hmmmm.... adversely affected by the drought
replaced the roof, and painted....
and it looks tons better now! (but it's still not done--need to do the panelling and wall-to-wall carpet.....someday....
Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Jan 19, '03