“Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job with your house. The woman who used to live here would have been so proud of you.”
Isn’t that just the loveliest thing?
A woman stopped me on our street to say this, as she was walking her dog and as I was arriving home from work one day recently. I had a sneaky peak through the curtains after I rushed inside and it turns out she lives just up the road.
For all of the work still yet to be done on the house, and despite it being a complete state currently what with the skip out front, piles of bricks and rubble on the lawn, and our front door still looking a bit dated, it’s so comforting to know that we picked such a nice area, with friendly people!
After all, as far as Joe and I were concerned, the front of the house – the bit the neighbours actually see – still looks a bit scruffy. But it turns out, we must be doing something right, and it’s not been going unnoticed. It truly made my day.