Monday, January 23, 2012

House of (Diminishing) Pain

Rehab is going really well and my leg is beginning to feel like it's on its way back to normal.  This weekend I got into a fight with one of my sisters and I stomped off in a huff without crutches.  As I was gathering my composure, I got all excited that my ability to flounce and stomp is on its way to being restored!  That's good news for any drama queen.

I'm going to see my physical therapist three times a week and I'm rehabbing slowly at the gym on most other days.  I still can only do 1.3 miles an hour on the treadmill for ten minutes and then ten minutes of no resistance on the bike.  This recovery is truly a baby steps kind of thing, so don't expect me to be doing any triathlons in the next month or two.

Not being able to drive is killing me, though.  Four weeks and two days.

In more exciting and better news, this weekend I bought a house!






I am so in love with it and it still hasn't really hit me that one day I'll be living in it!  I won't move in until the end of March, which gives me a lot of time to practice going up steps.

It's funny to think about how devastated I was when the deal fell through on the last house I tried to buy.  This place blows that house right out of the water.

It's really great to have something to look forward to again.

Of course, you'll all be invited over for margaritas on the back porch.

24 comments:

  1. The third picture looks straight out of a Better Homes magazine!

    I can't wait to pick a tune out on my gee tar on that porch swing with a nice glass a cold tea

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  2. Gotta say I love the windows on the front. The angled sides with the soft arch on top. Super awesome retro styling. Also, so glad to hear you are making strides in your recover (no pun intended.. ok well maybe a little pun). Wishing you all the best!

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  3. Congrats, Taryn!

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  4. Thanks, Katie! You're always welcome in case your place burns down :)

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  5. Haha, you're so punny. I love the house too. When you guys come back to town, pencil me in for a visit.

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  6. I am in love with the new house. Where is Cooper's room?

    Just think, if you never fell, you might still be in your condo come March rather than this beautiful home. I guess everything does happen for a reason. Of course, your being out of commission for over a year, having surgery, etc is a little much just so the fates can bring you a house.

    But then again, from what I read about you, you seem to have to go the long (often dramatic) way to get to what you want... I am losing my point... Oh yeah, Congrats!! LOL!

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  7. I keep threatening Coop that he's going to be in a dog house in the back yard, but odds are good that he's going to take over whatever room he wants. Spoiled dog.

    That is a good point about the injury leading to this house! That gives me something to think about. Hopefully if I want to buy ice cream I don't have to go through spinal surgery to get it and appreciate it!

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  8. Shut UP! That house is CUTE!!! I love the sun porch. OMG. Can me and three cats come visit?

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  9. Absolutely! I'll have the room for you for sure. Cooper loved my parents' old neighbors' cats so I'm sure they'd all get along just like in the cartoons. Hopefully.

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  10. Gorgeous HOUSE! Wow! That is amazing news. More prayers for your recovery on their way!

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  11. Is that a creek in your backyard?! I am so jealous - a front AND back porch. I miss my front porch so much.

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  12. That PORCH. Those WINDOW SEATS. That OUTDOOR CEILING FAN. Does it come with a Southern gentleman sipping sweet tea, too? Because if so, surprise! You have a THIRD sister, after all!

    I'm rabidly jealous and rabidly happy for you.

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  13. Thanks, Colleen! I can always use prayers.

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  14. Nance, yes, it's Butterfield Creek. The house is on high ground, so that worked out, but I love the way it looks in the back yard. I love the porches too!

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  15. It is SUCH a great house for reading! You're so lucky that when you come to Chicago you can see it for yourself. I'm jealous of YOU!!!!!!!!!! *extra !!!! just for you, as always

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  16. It totally looks right out of a magazine! Congrats and good to hear you are on the mend!

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  17. How many bedrooms? I may get a good book & sit by the creek & read. I've always wanted a creek in my back yard, but Ken won't dig one for me! When I win the lottery...

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  18. It is listed as five bedrooms, but two of them are pretty small with no closets. One I'm going to use as an office and maybe turn the other into a big closet (which will be great since I have five shirts and three pairs of pants to my name). It is big but it's comfy and has a pretty open floor plan for a house from 1925!

    Nance, you are going to have to come visit when I move in! It reminds me of a really old craftsman house in Beverly, but because it's in Homewood it's about 1/2 the price. I'm going to send you the link on Facebook.

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  19. Thanks, Jess! Good to see you. Hope all is well in WI, and sorry about the Packers.

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  20. Things are great (other than the Packers) thanks for asking!

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  21. i hope no faggots live around there.

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  22. Oh my gosh Taryn - I don't know how I missed these awesome pictures before. The house is BEA-UTIFUL!!! Congrats!!! And excuse me, but are there 2 porches??? That gives you plenty of room to host a proper tea. I think you could even make hoop skirts a requirement ;-)

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  23. Thanks, Sar! I am excited. It reminds me of a Beverly house, minus several hundred thousand dollars. It seriously is screaming out for a party, hoop skirts optional. Can't wait for you to see it!

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