Can you believe it? Our one year anniversary from when I started writing this blog has come and gone and I did nothing to recognize it! One year ago we were still getting numbers from contractors on exactly how much it would cost to restore the place. The numbers came in a
little (who am I kidding?) a lot higher than we expected and it resulted in us refinancing almost one year later and depleting my retirement account along with what little we had saved up in the girls savings account (we owe them) but we’re making it work. Somehow.
Despite the stress that is finances we’re still alive and surprisingly still married. Equally surprising is the fact that we still have two children because it’s summer and I’m barely hanging on by a thread. As far as I can tell we also still have the love and support of our family and friends who I think understand that our lives have been consumed by all things Sligo, and children, and activities, and sometimes sleeping (just to start it all over again the next day).
While I have grow accustomed to the current state of Sligo I forget exactly what it looked like one year ago. How Marcus ever saw this literal “diamond in the rough” I’ll never know. I remember my jaw dropping when I first stepped foot inside the house. It was, and still is, so overwhelming and I just did not understand why he thought the house was so amazing. I suppose it’s a lucky thing he did (though more for you than for me, I think).
I appreciate everyone who takes the time to read what I write and I especially appreciate the words of encouragement and praise. I realize that, with my writing, you can never be too sure what you’re going to get. Sometimes it might be silly or sarcastic or sad or simply statistical (alliteration, what?!). No matter which “me” you get I hope you continue on our journey with us.