June is Home Ownership Month - There's No Place like Home!
We are back home after a wonderful whirlwind trip to Juneau, Alaska. While it's fabulous to travel and see family, there really is no place like home. Our vegetable garden is really taking off and the strawberries, fig tree, and fruit trees look as if they will produce well this year.
The kitchen remodel, like many before it, is behind schedule. Our contractor reordered three replacement cabinets due to various reasons - we concur with his decision. However, it feels a bit out of whack as we continue glamping at home. The toughest part is the meal prep without a sink, stove, oven, and counter-tops.
Regardless, we know the sacrifice is worth it. Not only can a kitchen remodel offer one of the biggest return on investment, but we also look forward to the joy of cooking in a beautiful and well-appointed kitchen. Happily, this long-awaited remodel will give us both.
Celebrating the Soul of a Home
Home is a true reflection of who we are as people. It often showcases our values and interests. Ever walk into a home and find art representations from around the world? We have, and know instantly the owners love to travel. Being surrounded by things we love further enhances the power of home as a respite - a place where you rejuvenate and thrive.
Admittedly, owning a home is often a good financial decision. It also gives you the freedom to paint and decorate and improve things to your specific needs and tastes. At its finest, homeownership gives us the ability to create a space that reflects the essence of who we are as people.
We loved spending time at our son's home in Juneau, Alaska, It is filled with reminders of the family's outdoor lifestyle and Sean's love of music ( there are guitars everywhere), and generally music playing through indoor/outdoor speakers. It also reflects the beautiful Alaska surroundings.
No Place Like Home
When we opened the door upon our return, it was like getting a familiar hug, Mac bounded happily to greet us, mom came from her room to say hello. How wonderful to be reunited with our beloved pet, mom, and favorite things. Our life, our souls were back in sync. Welcome home. There is no place like it.
(This is an entry into Debe Maxwell, CRS 's Challenge for June - Homeownership.)