This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the day we bought our 1932 farm house. Our "run down, filthy, full of junk, smelled so bad you couldn't hardly breathe, no air conditioning, everybody thought we were crazy" farm house. We lovingly called it our "fixer upper" and boy were we excited.
We were not intimidated by the fact the electrical and plumbing would have to be completely redone. We would just fix it! And fix it we did! By we, I mean my husband Mark. That man can do anything! ...and I am his "lovely assistant" (or so I would like to think). We are both DIY-ers and have a really hard time paying someone to do something for us that we can do ourselves and we like the sense of accomplishment.
We worked on the house and property every weekend (every waking moment) while working full time, going to school and commuting between Texas and Louisiana. The photo above was 16 months into our project. The exterior of the house was almost complete at this point and we actually moved in the following February in 2006.We didn't want to change the appearance of our house, so we rebuilt every aspect of it just the way it was originally. We took every inch of this house apart and then put it back together. We've touched every nail, shingle, floor board, pvc pipe, window... A lot has changed in ten years and I will share the interior with you over the weeks to come.
Happy Anniversary Old House!!
Here's a Heart Rock for your Pocket:
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Psalm 127:1
Wishing you God's best,
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