Follow our journey to transform a badly neglected farm house into a home. Learn what worked and what did not and see how our projects worked out.

With a little help from our friends

Last Thursday David had severe shortness of breath. We went to the emergency room. Diagnosis – congestive heart failure. We are taking this one step at a time. Next month he will get a difibrulator.

In the meantime, the grass continues to grow. Several of Dave’s shooting buddies and ex co-workers showed up without our asking and dug in. I think the hardest job all day was convincing Dave to sit down and take a break.

Dave watches Larry turn a tree bush into a tree

Dave watches Larry turn a tree bush into a tree

That was yesterday. Today while Dave and I were at doctor appointments, Larry surprised us by uncovering a large chunk of the pond. I am giddy with delight.

What a difference!

What a difference!

The dock is about 6 feet above the current water level but it is in surprisingly good shape.

Dave on the dock.

Dave on the dock. Now all we need is water.


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