my house (in the middle of the street)

Sorry, little throwback to Madness there.

I bought my current house, “The Cottage”, for sentimental reasons. Mainly, I wanted to keep it in the family. No one can ever say for sure what is going to happen to property when people pass away, and I didn’t want to lose the lake access we have when my grandparents are gone. The land has been in our family for 8 generations, and I wanted to preserve a piece of it for myself. The mortgage payment is low, it’s on the lake and beautiful in the summer.

But I have two big problems. The house is small, too small for three people. It’s even small for one person, but with a toddler and my mom being there most of the time, it’s really starting to feel cramped. The other problem is that it’s old and needs a lot of work. Ideally, if I was either much wealthier than I am or had a partner/spouse with a good income, the cottage would be just a summer cottage, and our regular house would larger.

In a perfect world, the inside of my cottage would look like this:

Cauchon Living Room


Unfortunately, it looks like this:


As you can see, I have some work to do.


Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

2 thoughts on “my house (in the middle of the street)”

  1. I think that we all have things we would love to do to our houses. I was just having a “what I would do if…” daydreams today. I know I wish that I still had my grandmother’s house. Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

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