Buying a house is a breeze nowadays, but that wasn’t true earlier. I had seen my parents struggle to get their home. A friend’s dad invested in a plot of land, but the dealer was a fraud and he ran off with all the money. Heartaches related to important investments like home can be stressful and emotionally tormenting. After seeing such incidents at close quarters, we were extremely cautious when we were buying our house. Our first home was the result of a lot of research and thought.

After looking at many projects, we finally zeroed in on this house. The project had the right mix of open spaces and spacious homes, while being close to daily needs and offices. The moment we saw it, we knew we had to make it our own.

Home is where the heart is

#ThankYouNote to my home #ThankfulThursday

I still remember the day we signed on the dotted line. There was happiness, but there was also the realization of additional responsibility. While the project took off on a great start, due to some unavoidable circumstances the possession was delayed. We were a worried lot, as though the builder was of good repute, delayed possession meant the burden of EMI and rent. Thankfully all went well and we got our apartment.

When we got our possession, we went around town looking for good furniture and furnishings that fit our budget. We explored millions of designs online and in stores and zeroed in on what worked design and budget wise. After the initial research we preferred hiring a carpenter and getting the furniture done the way we liked it.

We shouldered all the responsibilities on our own – getting the material, the carpenters, the paints and all that, but it was a fun and memorable experience. We felt the joy of making an apartment our home, giving it a bit of our identity and persona. Every piece in my home has a story to it and each time I see it, a smile appears on my face.

Our bundle of joy started walking here and made new friends. She was at her naughty best here and also developed a mature persona. This house has been witness to the many joyous occasions and also a few achievements.

I have a lot to be thankful for this house. It has been an abode of happiness, peace and contentment and that’s what I wish it to be for years to come. #ThankyouHome

#ThankYouNote to my home #ThankfulThursday

12 Replies to “#ThankYouNote to my home #ThankfulThursday”

  1. How lovely! This took me back to watching my parents buy and set up their own houses, not so long ago. Hope to go down that path soon when we’re ready for it 🙂

  2. These are such great memories of setting up home. These days so many points need to be vetted before going in for the deal. Thankyou for sharing your insights.

  3. Lovely gratitude post.. a home is where love resides.. we all have precious memories attached to each home thst we ve lived in.. what a lovely way to say thank you.

  4. Me an my husband both are in a a transferrable job and we shift houses almost like every year…but if you ask me i would say every house was special for me because me made memories there..mine or not those will always be called our house with the city names ..but buying a house will still be special no matter we stay there or not it will always be called ours …

  5. building your own home is always a fun memorable event. Glad you have made these memories Neha. Thanks for linking up with #ThankfulThursday #hankYouNote contest

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