Yes, it looks a bit beaten. It is beaten, to a certain extent. It is an old, old house that hasn't had any real TLC in a long time. There is a new addition that is still a bit shoddy and has no siding on it at all. The front porch is in desperate need of new supports, bottom enclosure, trim and finishing. The asphalt siding has pretty much seen the end of its useful life. The well house needs either to go away completely or be completely re-built. And new trim or a good paint job is needed around all of the windows, doors and soffits.
Now that the beams are done and most of the wiring has been run, we can start putting insulation in the living room and kitchen areas. Then wallboard can be put up and we can get another escrow check out to work on the roof. We might be able to do that this week!
Have I mentioned how eager I am to move over there, even though the place is still a shambles? We are all so happy in that space. Maxx is happier with the landscape around the house - there are so many more ways to get hurt and messy there! Plus I am tired of having Bry gone so much to work over there. I may change my mind, but at this point, I would rather live in the project than have to keep running over there to work on it. It is also a pain to drag everything over there, pull materials out of storage and then lock it all up again when it is time to leave. Mom & Dad, Jonathan and Mrs. Proper are all right there keeping an eye on things, but it is a bit worry some to not be right there all the time.
Here are some more neighbors.
And Lyra announced to us that she will be providing the neighborhood with some kittens soon.
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