Monday, November 11, 2019

My Old House In Galveston, Tx Is For Sale

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, today I think I have a treat to share with you. I wanted to ask you...if you've moved away from an area do you ever try to find your old house online to look at it? Sometimes your 'for sale' snaps are still there and sometimes you learn your old house is back on the market. That is exactly what I have to share with you today...my old house in Galveston is back on the market and I thought you may enjoy seeing what the owners have done to it. They have done a huge renovation on it and it is gorgeous!! So if you've followed me for many years I know you've seen it many times and if you haven't you can go to my home tours and see how it looked when we lived there. This is going to be a long post and I hope you enjoy...
Look at the living room!! Of course the photographer has used a wide lens and the rooms look bigger than they really are. The carpet was replaced with wood floors - beautiful!
Oh, the entry...and the curve of the staircase is where we always put our Christmas tree! There is a king's throne sitting in there now.
The dining room. How pretty and there is a painting of the house there on the wall. Looks like they kept the chandy.
My little old kitchen - once had red walls, then yellow and then this creamy color.
Y'all were in here a lot with me as I decorated all the countertops.
The breakfast room! How neat and clean it looks. Y'all I love stuff stuff and had this room packed with my furniture. But hey - there a Rooster on the table!!
Now I love what they did to the laundry room - the granite countertop, backsplash and new sink.
This is the front little powder room. I think they must have gutted it - it's all so different now.
Look at the den! Oh, it's so pretty! There is my glassed in 'dog house' on the left. If you've followed me for long you know that is where I kept my Staffordshire dogs. The wood flooring is so nice!
Look at those chairs and what color! You can see my 'crystal bar' is now a real bar! :)
Sit all the way down - this is my old sun room! It's so gorgeous!! They replaced the red saltillo tiles with these nice white tiles. Look at the furniture in here. So different from my craft room and wicker.
I love those pretty chairs!
Looking down the staircase.
This was our master.

We had redone this bathroom and they kept it the same.
I liked this little TV room better when we lived here. But what a pretty view from the porthole.

This was Mr. Precious' office and it still is an office.
Another gutted bathroom. Lovely.
I called this the Grandma bedroom and I sewed in here.
The guest bedroom.
Oh, the backyard is the biggest change - look at it! It's so pretty. They took up all of the grass and laid bricks and made raised garden beds. So so wonderful! I guess they didn't have a dog because there would be no place to go potty! Just sayin'! :)
Well, there you have it. I just thought it would be a fun post to show you the 'after'. We loved this home so much and lived here almost 20 years and made great memories here. I'm happy it looks so pretty and it will make another family a wonderful home. Do I miss it? You know I really don't. I've always been pretty good about burning my bridges as I go through life. Well, I do miss the entry and the place where I placed our Christmas tree! :) But as my life is today I would not go back to Galveston and live there now. We feel so blessed to be where we are now and I thank God for our little home we have now. We don't have as much storage space here but maybe I don't need as much stuff as I had - I don't have as much stuff because I got rid of a boat load or two of stuff before we left New York. And...since I broke my knee this one story home is so much better and it's so much easier to clean.

This just really got me to thinking about that old saying...you really can't go back. We change, circumstances change and we go on. Talk about changes...listen...
my daughter, son-in-law and the babies are leaving New York!!
Son-in-law was offered another job in another state and he's accepted it. 
I'll tell you more about that later. No, it's not Texas, shoot!
But see? God really has our lives all planned out for us and we really did hear His voice when He kinda pushed us out of upstate and brought us back to Texas where we really feel at home. He knew this job change was coming for our family and He got us out at the right time when our house sold in less than a week, cash buyers and they wanted possession at the end of the month! Whirlwind time!

Whew! All that said to say "I'm thankful for my life, my family, my God and you!"

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

Ill leave you with a little Note Song ~

Bring It One Home To Me

 If you ever change your mind
About leaving, leaving me behind

Baby (Oh), bring it to me
Bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

I know I laughed when you left
But now I know I only hurt myself

Baby (Oh), bring it to me
Bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

I'll give you jewelry and money, too
That ain't all, that ain't all I'll do for you

Baby if you (Oh), bring it to me
Bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)
~ sung by Sam Cooke