Home is where one starts from.
My thirty-five year old son has purchased and just moved into his first home. The down-turn in housing has allowed him to afford his own home, which made him feel a little bad, but it is what it is. This was not a foreclosed property, but values have dropped enough to make home ownership available to him. The Twin Cities metro area was very expensive.
So he bought his little house in the city of Minneapolis. Matthew is a chef with the aptitude you may expect where handyman things come into play, so he needed something turnkey and as maintenance free as possible and he got it in this bungalow. The house is spotless and completely redone throughout. The lawn needs some work and it can use landscaping, but that's it.
We are so happy for him and now I get to bring him some flowering pots and lots of perennials from my yard. He wants ivy to plant along the backyard fence and I can give him all of that he needs. It grows wild in my tree line.
I need to be careful about being the meddling mom, but now I have something to meddle in!