I took this prompt very literally. This is my house, has been since November of 2008. I got a great deal on it and we've put a lot of blood, sweat & tears into make it a home. It was a rental property that was bank owned so I had to take it as is. There were a few issues that needed to be taken care of immediately like leaky pipes but the majority of the work was cosmetic. Because it was a rental there were all kinds of different paint colors and random holes in the walls. We literally ripped out every original surface except one toilet & shower. Oh how I wish I was blogging back then, I would have had so much to talk about.