Our old house has had a renter in it for the last 6 years! Pretty good run for our first tenet!
It's now empty and getting ready to be rented again...hopefully soon.
Last week my dad and I were able to paint the front bay window and trim around the front door and garage. And this week I finished up a few things with the painting and started some yard work. I also discovered a major plumbing issue and I'm pretty sure we will be needing a new bathroom floor. But that's another story for another time.
Rory came with me one day this week to work on the house. I brought her bike and she happily rode up down the sidewalk while I painted. I promised her I would take her to the swings when I finished.
This house (if you remember) is right beside the river path and just a short distance down the path is a tree swing. I've spent numerous hours at this tree swing when Haley and Morgan were little. And the river path was my go to for exercise...so many walks were had on that path!
It was so nostalgic bringing Rory to the very spots I took Haley and Morgan. Although, now a tire swing has been added and several picnic tables!
So many feelings being there again...I know it's only been 6 years...but that time of my life was so incredibly new to me. I had just moved away from my hometown, away from my family and I was a brand new mom. It was so many things...it was a very scary, stressful, lonely and frustrating time of my life. But also, so very wonderful and exciting! I think every woman will remember the first few years of being a new mom, there is really nothing that compares to it.
I told Rory all about taking Haley and Morgan on this very path, and how in looked in every season. I told her how parts of the path used to look (because some of it has changed).
I took her picture in spots that I remembered taking pictures of Haley and Morgan.
So of course I had to hunt down some old photos of the older girls on the path from back in the day.
It's been a rough few days...dealing with house stuff (rental and our own). But this day with Rory walking on the path that I know and love...and seeing so many familiar faces in the hood stop by and say hello, brought me so much joy.
Some things...like my memories in this neighborhood, will forever be a part of me.