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A Happy Anniversary

Making My New Home Mine

Upon moving back to Cambridge from Washington, DC in 2018, Peter and I rented a condo while we thought about where we wanted to put down new roots.  As his health deteriorated from Parkinson’s Disease, he became concerned about my future.  We had come to love our rental apartment so when a condo on our floor came on the market, he wanted us to buy it. 

It was a risk.  The owner only used it part of each year, and she hadn’t given it the loving care it deserved.  But we liked it and we decided to take a chance.

That was two and a half years ago.  It served our purpose, the security of a place to live.

But it needed some “work” that, sadly, Peter would never get to see. 

I started to make it mine with a total re-painting.  Then came insulated shades to keep out the cold from the floor-to-ceiling living room windows.  Next came replacing the tired parquet living room floor, followed by new entryway and stair carpeting.

And last month, I had the kitchen cabinet doors, countertop and backsplash updated. 

Peter did not live to see the transformation, but I know he would love it. 

And I have an apartment that now is me.



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Jenyce Jiggetts

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Here's wishing you many more!!!!!

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