When we moved here, the Lord had called my husband to pastor so it necessitated this move and he moved here first. We looked and looked, having had put our house on the market as soon as we knew we were moving, and then began looking here~the search was on! Our money was tight having just undergone a decrease in salary while he was job seeking, then having two house payments~ouch! If you'd like to see some of my farmgirl tates in the home we just sold~head Here!
I told you all that so you'd know that we haven't been HERE for very long, and that there were hurdles we overcame in this move~one being the lack of money with which to do everything this house has needed. AND this house STILL needs!
You see, it was a repo with fallen ceilings and burst pipes and torn up woodwork. To make matters worse, the previous angry owner had left his poor innocent dogs in here with food and water and NO WAY OUT which I was told was a grand total of three week~ewww, is right! It was awful in here, and actually made my husband on first showing say, "no way!" But after four months of searching, looking at EVERYTHING in the market, we realized that this house had everything or potential for everything we would need...3 car garage, 1500 sq ft...newer roof/ac-heat/new double hung insulated windows/ GREAT insulation...oh but cosmetically it was a NIGHTMARE! Not only did it stink awfully, it was a mess as far as condition and well, to be honest~it was a dive! But I have Mr. Handy for a husband and I knew he could perform miracles! I've seen him do it before~so with a reduction in price, we made an offer WE could live with knowing just how much work and money it was going to take. Within a day we had an accepted offer and hub on his way from the closing came here to tare out the nasty flooring from all over this house AND open every window. After two and 1/2 mos work and 35 gallons of paint, we moved in. Oh it wasn't finished, and is still a work in progress today.
|Ha! READY for winter?? LOL|
|Ceiling and wall behind cat was done.|
|Door that dogs had damaged...|
|Sink, counter, cabinet, wall and ceiling...|
|Wall replaced and ceiling...|
|Door and wall replaced.|
Well, I do think this ole house lends itself to a farmhouse look...whaddaya think?? Can you imagine a dinnerbell in the yard and a picket fence??
Head on over to Plans For You to join in the FarmGirl fun! I'm off here to put up some more maters and to make some applesauce from apples shared with us~yum!
|Kids with Dad!|