The End of 2020 – A New House, Old Friends and So Much Stress

Ryan and Eva in front of the new house.

So 2020 has ended and I’m a month late on this post. To be fair we were buying a house and getting everything figured out over January so I did my best here.

But hey, now it’s 2021! We have just moved into a house we bought, we got to celebrate New Years Eve via Discord with our friends and even though we are stressed, it seems like things are taking an uphill climb.

I look forward to showing you guys our new home and bringing you along with me for renovations, painting, decorating and of course, baking! It will be wonderful to be able to have my own kitchen that I can do what ever I want with. Ryan is excited to have a “nerd room” and I can’t wait to set up my office again. (I am writing this on my phone).

Before and after under kitchen sink.

Renovations are going well, though a bit slower than I had hoped. Who knew that framing is difficult and water is an angry beast?

All in all 2021 looks like it might be a good year in our household. Even though there is always dread and anxiety in my brain I feel like having a little more independence will be good for us in the long run even though home ownership is incredibly stressful and frustrating. Did you know it costs $700.00 to have your pipes augured? I don’t even own trees, the city does but I have to pay to not have my basement flood because of their stupid roots! It makes no sense to me but hey, that’s what owning a house is. A lot of frustration and confusion.

Ryan and Eva renovating the basement.

All in all January was a very stressful but productive month and February looks to be on track to be about the same.

Author: Eva Blakeman

A graphic designer, who happens to be an ironworker, who makes YouTube videos, also writes this blog. Writing is my favourite thing to do, so keep an eye out, because the next post is just around the corner.

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