Saturday, October 11, 2014

Good things take time....








We live in a world of instant gratification and frankly the only instant gratification that I have found is chocolate and it does not last.  We moved in to our current home a little over 21 years ago with the intention of buying an older farm house and "fixing it up".  However  God changed our plans and this is now going to be our forever home.
  IT took 20 years to go from this, warning really bad photo but you will get the point:


To This:

And this:

and this:


and finally this:


Now there is a lot of sweat in this home and Mr RTI did all of it...every brick he laid by hand, the front porch ..the pergola..the fence , the woman cave (read about it here)and the Screen porch you can read about it Here..He built . .  And the inside has also gotten a few over hauls as well, this is my department.  I can honestly say that we have new home one gallon of paint at a time.  I hope to share a few updates later on.  The moral of this post is to remind you that it takes time to create a home, especially when you do not have the money to hire a contractor.  The changes to this house took time and a lot of effort on our part.  Nothing was jumped into lightly or with out planning.  However you look at it today and would never think it was hauled down the interstate and brought in on wheels.  It is our paradise we staycation here.  This is where we want to be!  You home is the largest investment you make  ,,,Take the time to enjoy it and make it where you want to be.  If we can ....You can!

Happy planning!
Sheryl

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15 comments:

  1. mr. rti is awesome and so are you...you are so right things are more appreciated when you have to work for them and wait for them y'all have done a marvelous job xx

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    1. Why thank you ....I or we love it here..,We vacation here we love our home....and thank you for your kind wonderful comments....

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  2. What a transformation! There's no place like home and having that beautiful piece of property sure makes the views wonderful!

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  3. What a great transformation! It just never ends, does it? We are still working on ours after 18 years but looking forward to the day we down size into a cozy cottage, preferably in the woods!

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    1. you are it does not end...sounds like you have a wonderful plan.MAke sure you share....Thank you for stopping by..!

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  4. Love your home on wheels, ours is too. It is home and we are perfectly happy with it, keeps us cool in summer and warm in winter. We have been working on ours almost as long as we have had it, we are also in the country, no where else to be.

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    1. SO glad you commented...You are right home in the country is a great place to be....thank you for stopping by....

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  5. I agree, it takes time. You did a beautiful job with your place!
    I would love if you come link up tomorrow on the Monday party!
    Xo
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  6. I hope the message in this post spreads far and wide. When I see young people on TV buying expensive houses that are far too big it drives me crazy. No one seems to understand what the term 'starter home' means anymore. Your home looks wonderful. Thanks so much for linking up at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. ME and you Both...Young people do not consider what it takes to retire....Starter home needs to be athing of the past and now you need to consider a forever home that is affordabe in your price range....or you will be using your retirement to make a house payment...I love your party....and thank you again for hosting it....thank you for the lovely comments

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    1. Thank Goodness....love the shade in the SC heat...thank you for your lovely comment

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  8. I love this series - beautiful transformation.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment....When I first found the original photo of the house I was shocked...it had not dawned on me that we had made this much change....

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  9. This post is a timely reminder for me. My dh and I bought our new-to-us house one year ago, and we have not progressed as far as I would like in our minor renovations and updates. Good things DO take time, and, in the midst of doing them all, life continues on, with its activities and responsibilities. This house, our fourth, will be our forever home -- if I have anything to say about it! -- and I've decided to enjoy the process of making it a home in every sense of the word!

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