Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Our piece of history...

I have had a few people to ask me to post something about our "old house."  We purchased this big old house in November of 2003.  It took about 3 years of blood, sweat, and ALOT of tears to actually finish it.  I don't have time to go into all of the details about what we did, but I will just give you an "outside" tour.

These pictures are from the first time that we got to "look inside" our dream home.

                                      What a welcoming sight from the street!

It is even better from the back! That little shed - lean to looking thing was a "toilet" and laundry area. That and the outhouse just behind where I am taking a picture must constitute a 2 bath home. Ya think...

As you can see the inside wasn't much better. The neighbors gladly let us know that this is the window that the ghost looks out.  Six years and we haven't ran  into her yet!

Here we are today... 3 years of long hard work - a few broken teeth - and almost losing a finger!

As you can see, there was no electric, no plumbing, no heat system - unless you call 8 fireplaces a heat system.  We had to take all the interior walls off due to termite damage, but it did make it easier to re frame the house, insulate it, wire it, and add the plumbing. Life is always interesting. Then of course, my husband was called to pastor a church in Texas...so now we need to move! I am sure we will find another house that needs some TLC! I think that old houses become addicting!
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  1. Talk about a diamond in the rough! I don't think I would have had the time/patience/energy to take on such a project!
    It's lovely. I hope you find another gem to work on.
    Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Fabulous. You've done an amazing job.

  3. Oh my goodness! From a lady who is living in a very old house, and no skills or money to fix it up, I am in AWE of you! Great before and after pics!!!

  4. Thanks so much for your kind comments...

  5. wow! i'm green with envy! what a gorgeous old house!!! hope you find a buyer who will love and care for it as you have and hope you are blessed when you get to your new home in texas!