My husband and I have been married 10 years, and most of that time we were poor college students with young children. We have lived in single wide trailers, apartments, home rentals... You got the idea. When I was a little girl I dreamed of having my own home and making it mine. I still remember my favorite thing was to go through the JC Penny and Pottery Barn catalogs and clip out house pictures and put them in my folder. Well, I finally got my childhood dream and got my own home. We ended up getting a forcloser because it was more affordable. We have saved up so we could gut the whole house and make it ours. Let me tell you it has been a long, tuff, worthwhile, crazy, fun, HARD journey. Gutting a house is not easy work, and it takes a lot longer than you think. It also cost a LOT more than you plan. Home Depot really is our home. Everyone knows us there, and they even know our kids names.