It’s been a little over a year since we first bought Betty (our home). In the scheme of things, a year is a relatively minuscule amount of time. But what’s amazing is how much can happen in such a small amount of time. A year ago, I would have never thought I’d need to own a shop vac, know how to install a kitchen sink, have a preference on weed killer, operate a nail gun, or be able to remove gutter gunk without gagging. I never imagined in a million years I’d get mild pleasure out of removing hairballs from drains, understand the difference between soffit and fascia (and even have those words as part of my vocabulary), know how to take apart and clean an air conditioner without breaking it, and experience removing mold from dry wall. And to be honest, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. But instead of listing everything I’ve learned, experienced for the first time, cried about, and celebrated regarding homeownership, I’ve decided to share a year of homeownership in picture form (at least the ones we remembered to capture). Enjoy!