This is one of my favorite pictures of my daughter and my husband. It resides proudly on his bulletin board with other treasured mementos. I took it upon leaving a Home Depot a few years ago after we had moved her to a new city for a new job. I can’t even remember now what he was going to do for her, but here he was about to do something!
My daughter has grown up with a dad who can pretty much fix anything, build anything. When she was young, she always said that he was going to build her a house or maybe renovate one if that’s what it needed. It’s such a sweet idea that’s been part of their story for a long time.
Even though the housing market has been nuts for quite a while, occasionally my daughter and husband will find possible homes for her and talk about what they could do to fix them up. Since my husband would do most of the work, their conversations can get very specific. They have talked about things like taking out walls, replacing cabinetry, or even adding on a room – all par for the course!
We will see what happens, but I do know that when my daughter does purchase her first home, her dad is going to be right there, tools at the ready. This scenario has woven itself so much into their history that it is nothing less than a forgone conclusion, the magic of time and space merging and fulfilling its promise.