Over the years we’ve never really made any major remodelling. It was first repainted when I was in high school and now, we’re repainting it again.
My friends have always admired how we have so many antiques and old stuff at home. Some are just lying around as displays and decor…some are stowed away in our basement. Even my younger cousins are amazed at the things that I considered normal growing up like “casette tapes” and “walkman”.
Along with the house being repainted, it was also time to discard some of the old things we’ve accumulated through the years. Yes, there was a mother load of crap and junk (magazines, old papers, clothes and shoes that no longer fit)…but there were also things that were either so unique or so pretty that my sis and I had to rethink about not throwing them out. (we eventually decided not to)
Much as I love the look of modern houses and condos (and wouldn’t mind living in one)…Xavierville holds so many memories and treasures that makes it special to me–lunches with friends, christmas get togethers, birthdays, new year’s…I know it’s probably not the prettiest house ever but it’s my home…and there’s just no place like it.
(hmm..probably until I get married though…but part of me still wants to live there when I marry…but that’s another story haha)
note: We didn’t really throw them in the garbage. Owa (my late grandmother) knows these nuns who run this foundation that recycles old stuff like computer monitors, paper, boxes etc. Those that didn’t make the cut will go to them.