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As we celebrate the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving today, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the many things we’re thankful for in our lives. Some are big, others small, a few that are serious, and a couple that just bring us joy.

Together, We’re Thankful for:

  • Our health
  • Good friends
  • A loving family
  • Lulu and Mel having had successful tumor removal surgeries in August
  • Living in a country where we’re awarded many freedoms, including political and religious
  • Our education
  • For discovering Old Town Alexandria back in 2000, and being lucky enough to call it home
  • Having had Oliver in our lives, albeit for too short of a time
  • Having the means and jobs that allow us to travel to many parts of the world
  • Being gainfully employed
  • All of you. We’re thankful for those who read and/or comment on Old Town Home, and make this hobby such a rewarding and enjoyable one. We especially appreciate the tips and advice you share, so that we can continue to refine our DIY skills.

Wendy

  • Earlier this week, I fell when out for a jog with Lulu and lost control of the leash in the process. Lulu kept on running. I’m so thankful that when I called to her, she stopped, and ran back to me on the sidewalk rather than in the street. I’m also thankful I’m only bruised and not broken.
  • Having a spouse that knows how to fix things, and goes along with my hair-brained ideas, i.e. let’s renovate our kitchen even though we have several other large projects already in the works.
  • Good television that provides a laugh and/or an escape, including Homeland, New Girl, and Happy Endings.
  • My happy places: Napa Valley and London
  • Puppies

Alex

  • The opportunity to work on our house, and to be able to transform it into the home of our dreams
  • Projects that leave me feeling fulfilled, both professionally and personally
  • My ability to grow a goatee, which I didn’t realize was possible until this “Movember”
  • We believe the thieves that stole our copper down spout have been caught. (More on that later.)
  • That our home and our town were spared the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy
  • My somewhat patient and accommodating wife, who is my partner in crime and is the reason I do most of what I do including many of my over-the-top home improvement endeavors.

For those of you who are celebrating, we’d like to extend a heartfelt happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. As we officially kick off the holiday season and a new year is just weeks around the corner, do you stop to reflect? What are you thankful for?

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JC
11/22/2012 at 3:48 PM
OMG I'm excited to hear about the downspout copper theives!

Happy Thanksgiving, guys!
Wendy
11/23/2012
We're working to get more information from the police, but hope to have details to report soon!
chescox
11/22/2012 at 7:51 PM
I absolutely love your website, especially because I live in a house that is 118 years old and have spent several years retoring/fixing it up. Love your Thanksgiving table!!!
Wendy
11/23/2012
Thank you so much! We're thrilled to hear you enjoy the site.

...And I have to give credit to my mother in law for the festive table. :-)
Karin K
11/23/2012 at 8:11 AM
I'm thankful for blogs like yours to read every day! Thank you both for putting up such great content day after day.
Wendy
11/23/2012
:-) Thank you so much, Karin! Happy Thanksgiving.
11/24/2012 at 8:43 AM
I'm thankful for good times spent with A & W this Thanksgiving.....and I don't mean the rootbeer! I'm also thankful for almost 30 years of marriage to the mother of A.

OK, here is a blog post idea for you Al: Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone I will be wrapping up my annual chore of blowing out the lawn sprinkler system. For "Old Town Home" blog fans with sprinkler systems north of the Mason-Dixon line this is a necessary chore. I'd be happy to supply the photos and content for the text. I bet it is a hot topic!!?? :-)
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