Saving this old house of ours is what we have been doing for the past 6 years. We purchased our 1870’s farmhouse a little over 6 years ago. For some reason when we first saw it we fell in love with it. I’m not sure why, but it was probably a case of being young, dumb, and in love. We knew it was gong to take a lot of time and money to fix, but what we didn’t think of is how long it would take us and how the addition of 3 kids in 3 years would change things so drastically. We still have an insane amount of work to do before this place is finished. I would say we are a little more then 1/2 way finished. Most days we dislike this house and wish we didn’t buy it, but this weekend we saw the “light at the end of the tunnel”!!! It only lasted for a split second, but for that moment, when were standing outside admiring how we have been saving this old house, we saw it and it felt so good! It was like were brought back to the day we first saw this house and all the potential it had in store. It was like we were looking at our house, how we did 6 years and we fell in love with it all over again.
A few pictures so you know exactly what I mean,
Then and now…
Go ahead and gasp. I know, it’s bad! But in all honesty, the inside of the house was much worse then the outside. Yes, it’s possible!
It is amazing what new windows, doors, roofs, siding and a lot of blood, sweat, and lots of tears can do!
See, there it was, shining so bright, “the light at the end of the tunnel”! Thankfully it has given us the much needed strength to carry on. And so here we go, continuing to save this old house of ours.
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