Well hello! It’s been a while. I’m sorry for the radio silence for so long. As you all (generous term, I really have no idea if anyone will read this) know, life can get a bit hectic! Shockingly, renovating an entire house can be particularly time consuming. It’s made particularly stressful when there are small children, full time jobs, and general life demands in the mix. I simply didn’t have the energy to put into making this site what I wanted it to be.
I recently decided, however, to tiptoe out of blog retirement due to several factors. The initial nudge came from an unexpected source: our 9 month old who only likes to nap in the car. I decided to jumpstart the Instagram page one day since it gives me something to work on while I’m sitting parked in the driver seat with a snoozing baby in the back.
Another factor is that people still ask about the house and the blog, even though my last post was a few years ago. Not just friends or people from around town, but (to my surprise and glee) all over the world. We have continued to receive emails from places as far as Australia. I recently heard from a descendant of John Porter living in Utah, and another in California.
Lastly, there are still SO MANY PROJECTS to be done. I need some inspiration and advice. My hope is that sharing this house with the world will continue to connect me with other old house lovers and keep me accountable to projects. It is so fun and motivating to come across other people who are giving TLC to old houses. I love the ease of Instagram (shameless plug to go follow @porterbradstreet), so I will be trying to post more real-time pictures and videos there. I’ll be honest though, for a generally private person, I am still a bit intimidated by this!
Anyway! Thanks for your patience. I can’t promise I will update here frequently but I will at least try to pop in when interesting things are happening. Again, follow me at “porterbradstreet” on Instagram, where you can see more pictures and more real-time scenes from our life here in our little corner of the world. 🙂