Ten years ago I bought my house. I was 29 and single, and back then it was very rare in the folks that I knew, for a woman to do that (and I'd always thought I'd be married looking for and purchasing a home). I traveled for a living, and I'd moved more times in the previous ten years than I can count, and this house - let's just say she needed a lot of work, but for some reason she just was the right one. She is over 100 years old and I'm her third owner, and she is still a huge work in progress. So many folks have contributed to her improvements (some of them major), and I'm so happy to see where the next ten years lead us.