While in Victoria, we decided to drive by our homes from when we lived there. We moved to Victoria after just a year of marriage...we owned a house in Surrey, so we rented at first until we decided whether our transfer to the Island would work out. We had Binkie, our doggie, and had a hard time finding a good placed to rent.
This was the place we found to rent in Esquimalt....it wasn't quite as run down as it is now...but still not a very good home. Okay, it was a dump....I cried the day we moved in. We actually had a 'red light' neighbour upstairs...and there was a horrific murder at the corner store across the street. Thank you, Lord for your protective hand over a young couple.
Thankfully, we moved into a nicer apartment a few months later....I didn't take a photo of it, but it was just as we had left it...plain but comfortable.
We eventually sold our Surrey home and bought this one in Sidney....it was an Engineered Home...remember, the one with the three Mediterranean arches in the front?
Fast forward to today....we were excited to see a young family is now living there, and turning the dated exterior into a gorgeous craftsman style. It is somehow comforting to see others enjoying a home you once owned.
It was fun to walk down memory lane...for a day. But living today and looking forward toward the bright future is even better.