(Clockwise from left: flood damage; before the flood; after remodel)
(Before and after)
(Right after new carpet was installed)
So, we never planned to give Austin an entire play room. Not that we didn't want to..but we didn't think we had the space. We didn't plan to carpet that room in the beginning. Just like I didn't plan to lose my job. Or move so close to my parents. It just kind of happened that way.
It's not as cute...or tidy...as the other house..the newly remodeled updated house. But, it's more of a home than that house could have ever been.
Ironic that I say that now. Because just months ago, I had been complaining about how I still hate it here. How I miss our old house. But I wasn't looking at the bigger picture.
I missed our old lifestyle. The life that had no seizures or worries. The one where when I tried to invision the future, I saw a baby running around carefree.
And, I still don't particularly like it here in this small, unfamiliar town in this old house that still needs tons of repairs. It's always felt like a stepping stone. Not our forever home.
Even with that said...I still can't imagine being anywhere else right now. This is home. At least for now.