Hello THOAB!

I’m rather tardy in posting what has been happening in the last few weeks.  I’ve been super busy as one might imagine.

June 27th marks the date I finally got to see the house in person for the first time.  Our oldest son, Steven, picked me up at the airport and took me straight to the house.  He knows his mama and he knew I was chomping at the bit to see and touch.  Within about 30 seconds of arriving at the house my first thought was God knew what He was doing not letting me see the house before the deal was done.  I would have chickened out.  I’ve had a life long dream of restoring an old house.  Having done renovations on newer old houses, we aren’t completely devoid of skills and vision, but THOAB is intimidating.  I knew the house was in rough shape, but WOW.  She’s much scarier in person.  I finally got to see all the patches and make-do repairs that were somehow completely invisible in all the photos.  The floors are in such bad shape I’m afraid they’ll have to be completely replaced.  Same with the siding.  I can’t list all the scary stuff as I’ve sort of blocked it out and focused on my end-game vision.  So let’s move on to the fun stuff.

Right off the bat, let me say I was way off base about so many of my assumptions about the house.  So many secrets were revealed and questions answered as we stripped off the sheetrock.  I’ll cover all of that in the next post….with photos.

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