I'm baaaaack. I've got tons to do, so it'll be just pics
for the most part!
April 14th, 2006
EVERYTHING HAS BEEN UPDATED!!!
Long ago and… well actually September, 2002.
“Ooooh, what a beautiful house!” I’ve heard that line before. Even uttered that phrase at times. Someday I’ll say it about this house.
This house has lots of character, and lots of history, I imagine. It’s got great potential to be a magnificent home, too. The neighborhood is great, and at a cursory glance all is splendid. Great interior size with a beautiful, small yard. There’s a garage, albeit small. It listed as a four bedroom, but really this is just a 3 bedroom with a very large storage area on the second floor. That room we called the “Blue Room” for a time due to the dark blue walls. Full basement (sweet!), 1 ½ bathrooms. Large front porch. Hardwood floors throughout. Very nice ceiling fans in three of the rooms.
THE DARKNESS LURKS…
We knew when we bought it the back porch would need to have a new floor put on, and that the front porch was going to need a corner propped back up due to sagging. No big deal, we thought. “Oh, we can do that!” Also the kitchen looked like it needed a facelift due to the position of the refrigerator. It was at the top of the basement stairs, and made for a tricky dance to move laundry from the wash to the upstairs. “We’ll invest some money on it, but we need the kitchen done.”
Maybe I failed to mention I’m not rich, and by no means, NO MEANS, am I a handyman. I'm afraid of electricity, too.
HONEY, COME HERE AND LOOK AT THIS…
Of course with every home purchased there is a list of to-do’s that need to be accomplished to accommodate each particular taste. Then there is the list of to-do’s that need to be accomplished so you don’t die a horrible death caused by (a) Your new home and it’s hidden secrets, or (b) Your wife, who’s afraid of the new home’s hidden secrets.
The following is a list of to-do’s and update links. There are no priorities, really. Something crops up and if the money is there, it gets done (maybe). The kitchen has always been at the top of the list because it’s not functional. I’m waiting for one of the kids to fly down the basement steps because the refrigerator got cramped and decided to get revenge.
NO, REALLY. COME LOOK...
Enter the First Floor