is NOT the house on hilltop farm. It's out house in town. And what you cannot see in this picture
is the garage. You can see it in this thumbnail size picture below. I got it off of the realtor.com website.
This post is loaded with pictures. I wanted to save pictures of our house in town and this is the best way I know to do it.
We bought the house off of the original owners. The man had just passed away and the woman was 92 and in a nursing home. When we got the house, 19 years ago, it did not have this room jutting off of the back, or the two/two story garage and the back yard was plain with a few bushes. No fence. No patio.
And the reason we have not been working on our house in the country is because we have been getting this house ready to sell. We emptied the house, then cleaned and painted some of the rooms.
upstairs in the garage. It would be a great studio.
entry into the house leads to living room
In the dining/sitting room looking into the kitchen
Kitchen cabinets are original. I like leaving the character of the house the same as when it was built. So when we added on or did work on the house, we tried to keep with the character of the 40's. We did add a farmers sink.
So there you have it. Our house in town is done. It's been a long, long haul. We cleaned out every nook, every cranny, every drawer, closet, shed, garage, room. We then cleaned the rooms. Painted some of them, refused to paint some of them! Worked in the yard and got the pond running. And left the house of our dreams to live in one room in a basement while we build the house of our dreams. So when people ask, "What is taking so long." This should give you an idea. And I'm not going to say it's been easy. IT....HAS.....NOT.
We are getting along just fine. Amazing.
We are tired.
This has probably been the most stressful part of the entire process. We just wanted the house done, and on the market by spring. The weather has not cooperated at all. This has been the longest winter ever, and now our town is flooded. Plus, we don't have room to store all of this stuff in our new house. I've had two garage-type sales, I've pitched and tossed, I've sold and given stuff away.
We are muddling through and feel a huge relief right now just to have the one house almost done.
I still have to move two beehives to the country, and a huge pile of bricks. I've given up on the brick moving party! (heavy sigh of relief from all of you!) Dave is taking a week off this week and we'll finish up. We also plan on sleeping in...relaxing....maybe getting out of town for a day...
In the meantime, say bye bye to the house in town, pray it will sell quickly, and we are back at working on our country home soon.