Sunday, August 22, 2010

Just in case

Just in case you are new to the blog and haven't questioned my sanity here you go. A before and after look at our house. Sorry, the before's are photo's I found and re-photo-ed so they aren't as clear.







Wasn't she a wreck??? I was stunned when I found the photos a little bit ago. It was such a shock I can't believe I saw anything worth buying or saving! Phil told me a few months ago that every other person we bid against for the house was planning on tearing it down. My Dad had heard how trashed it was and was so upset we "wasted" (my word not his) our money on it. It's taking much more time then I thought it would take. About a week after we bought it I found out I was pregnant. That took us down another new road that further slowed the process! It stretches my confidence and faith. But in the end, it will be worth it. I think...

8 comments:

Erin said...

Amazing transformation! Love the photos!

Auntie said...

It was a place to be loved, and full of potential. You have done wonders with it already. Truly a stunning change! I think it is a wonderful house on a good piece of land.

Mom said...

It's a beautiful house and well worth the time and effort! The very first time I saw it, I fell in love with it! You can be proud of your hard work.

susan said...

Oh, Anne! (from CA) You have made a dream-come-true home in this city girl's brain. It's all storybook:God's gifts of all the land to spread out & live on. Plus what imagination & drive to bring this to fruition. & lots of sore muscles. APPLAUSE!

susan said...

& the boy with his dogs made me want to cry happy tears...silly old-er lady that i am nowadays.

The author said...

Erin, thank you, I thought it was pretty amazing and I've been in on the whole process!

Auntie, it is full of potential isn't it? I forgot that sometimes, but I NEVER forget that it's on some awesome acreage.

Mom, I know you fell in love, you influenced me.

Susan, you are so kind! There is definitely sore muscles at times. You are welcome to come anytime. The boy and the dogs are very special aren't they?

Angela said...

WOW- I'm glad you found the before pictures because I never got a chance to see the house before you started painting. You and Phil have done a wonderful job of workign on restoring the house. I think it's worth it and I know you have wonderful memories in the house and I'm sure you will create many more.

Cathryn said...

She looks like she stands up straight now. Before pictures look like she was slouching!!

Great job!