Our house as we brought it all those years ago!
I am thankful for my house. As much as I bitch and moan about it, I am thankful I have a roof over my head. And when I think about it, there are a lot uglier and worse houses out there!
And when I think about it, I am lucky that I never knew the issues with renting, as so many of my friends my age have. It has also taught me a lot of skills. Like how to sand a floor. Install a window. Flood the kitchen. Fix a flooded kitchen. Many skills I would never have learnt if I hadn't moved into a house than needed renovating.