But I love the plinth blocks and the little scrolly piece that sits above the baseboard and dresses it up.
I love the refinished pine floors that just glow when the sun shines on them. Polyurethane just can't compare to shellac.
I love how the living room has enough windows that it feels more like a porch than a room.
I love that the builders took enough pride in their woork to include matching woodwork in the closets.
I love the doorknobs and backplates.
I love the heat registers.
I love the wavy plaster walls and can't imagine tearing them out to put in drywall.I love how this house has shown me I can do things other people think aren't worth doing (but then they're amazed with the results). I love how we're learning that bigger isn't better, and that we can simplfy our lives to adapt to our home. I love how this house forces me to slow down, to think about how I can do more with less, and reminds me that what I do will affect the people who come after us. I love that our first house might just be our last.