Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Home Sweet Home

a repost from December 2007 This old house. She is tattered and torn, weathered and worn. She creaks and squeaks and even leaks! Her pipes need repair, the windows are cracked and wavy and doors are stubborn to open and close. She is impossible to warm in the windy Texas winter-storms and hard to cool in the sultry August sun. Yet with all her imperfections she provides me a perfect life offering welcoming huge arms to comfort me, my friends and family. She is my constant in this ever-changing, unpredictable world. She has held me for one year now and I continue to work hard to hold onto her and nurse her injuries, make new the old, shine and polish the worn and mend the torn. You see, her bones are 93 years old. She needs new boards that hold the porch rockers that hold our friends who visit. We rock and talk, sit and sing, read our books and take little naps. Houseguests, friends and family wash in and out of this old house to create new friendships and memories. And when I lay down at night I am grateful for the 14 foot ceiling over my head to protect me from the chilly night air this final week of December 2007. For more pictures of This Old House and her friends click on "Debs Photo Collection" at the top of my Blog and come visit real soon, rock on my porch and sit a while!

7 comments:

Sheri said...

Fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!

Funky Art Queen said...

Oh Deb, you don't need any words here, the pics speak volumes. Love this post. xoxo

Michelle said...

You have worn me out. Sit a spell and rest on that great porch...

Meri said...

So glad you reposted! I love it.

Eleftheria said...

This is a real h o m e !!! Warm,beautiful, friendly, full of love and care. I adore the details, the painted stone near to stairs, the art pieces among the plants,the photos on the shelves, the pink chair, the kitchen clock,the blackboard with all the words on it, e.t.c,.... Art is everywhere, Deb is everywhere (and Matt, of course). This house is wonderful, because the two of you are wonderful. Much love.

Leslie said...

I love, love, love, love, love your blog! You are one of those amazing women I aspire to be!!!! Thanks for being so great!

susanna said...

You and your sweetie are so adorable together. And your house is wonderful and full of character - just like you. And is there really only 228 people in Carmine???! Wow! You must know EVERYBODY!