Do you ever get to the end of a day, and think about the first thing you did that day, and think, "Was that really today? It seems like two or three days ago!"
Yeah, me too.
I may not survive this summer "vacation" thing, people. Mainly because I spent several hours sanding the porch today, and [bad stand up comedian impression] boy are my arms tired. Forget all the "fix your jiggly arms" posts on Pinterest. You want awesome tank-top-ready arms? Come help me sand.
I'm telling you, this shabby chic exterior paint thing is going to be HUGE. One of these days I'll remember to take a picture before it gets dark outside.
I am so grateful that 3/4 of the house is vinyl siding, I can't even tell you. Hell, if it were up to me we'd build the whole thing out of plastic and concrete and things that don't rot and/or need to be painted. Ever. I want an iHouse. If Apple made houses, they'd come in slick beautiful packaging, they'd be intuitive to use, and they would be state of the art. Living in a house that was built in 1963 is like listening to 8-tracks. Did they even have 8-tracks then? Whatever, you know what I mean.
Also, before I was a homeowner, I never appreciated just how critical caulking is. I don't know why they wasted time teaching me how to make brownies in home ec, they should have been teaching me how to caulk. I'm not kidding. They should also have an entire class on credit cards, how your credit score works, and how to balance checkbooks and save for retirement. And in that class, when you're 15 years old, they should say, "Hey, if you save $1000 now, you don't ever have to save anything again and you'll have a million bucks by the time you retire. But if you wait until you're 25 you'll never catch up. So you can either blow that summer job money at the Gap or you can save it and be a millionaire. You pick, sport."
What do you wish someone had taught you 20 years ago?