Monday, October 13, 2014

New Blog Hop

Its been a long time since I've blogged, let alone joined a hop but this one sounds intriguing!

The blog is hosted by Retired Not Tired,
If you want to take a look, just click on the button.

A prompt will be posted every Monday,

Today's is : My First Home

I've had many homes over the years,
I've lived in Arizona, Missouri and Colorado.

My very first home was located in Glendale, Arizona.  
I was 19 and my hubby was 20 when we bought a 3 bedroom ranch, built in the 60's,  for $16,500.  Three of my daughters started their precious lives in this home and for the first couple of years it was our dream home.  As the girls grew and toys filled every nook and cranny,  we started to feel the effect of a small ranch.   Soon we decide to build on a bedroom, bath and large family room with a moss rock fireplace.  With the help of family and friends we did most of the work ourselves except the electrical and final plumbing.  I think it took us about six months to completion and there were many rough spots during that time.
This large project put a strain on an already precarious relationship and, unfortunately, we divorced.

I've thought of that home many times over the years/  The neighborhood was filled with young families just starting out and we all formed a quick bond.   I loved hosting Halloween parties, barbecues and card games. I hope each family was blessed with a beautiful life.


  1. What a wonderful memory. Too bad it ended your relationship. Construction can bring out the best and worst in people. We have been renovating our home for 37 years. No end in sight.
    So glad you will participate in the blog.

  2. Thank you for sharing your memory of your first home.

  3. Thank you for stopping over. Thank you for sharing your memories of your first home. Hope your having a great week.