So I was on my way out the door today, but decided to check my e-mail before I left the house.
My aunt had sent me a message. "Our childhood home has been turned into a hostel," she said, and there was a link to a video on YouTube.
The link took me to a slideshow in Dutch. It's basically a commercial for the town of Kopparberg and a new hostel there - the house I spent the first 15 years of my life in.
After the video, I was directed to the home page of Kopparbergshuset. Several photos show what's been done with the house since my grandmother moved out. It looks really pretty, but I wish I could see more!
What did they do with my childhood bedroom, for example? That tiny L-shaped area right outside the bathroom must have been a challenge! And how did they redo the old-fashioned bathroom with butterfly wallpaper and a huge water heater taking up most of the room?
What about the four huge closets in each corner of the house on the second floor? Did they turn those into tiny bedrooms like I always wanted to do?
Is someone still picking wild raspberries, rhubarb and red currants and making them into jams and juices?
I am dying to find out.