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.

We are back where we started about this time last year

Last fall, Dave was feeling run down. Nothing specific, just a general tired feeling. We were remodeling this new house and showing our house on Main St. and we were under a lot of stress. It made sense. Between Christmas and New Year’s Dave was too sick to work. That was the start of a […]

House on hold – David needs work done now

Life has been difficult. That is such a simple sentence but what is going on is far from simple. David has been off work since Christmas. His back hurt and he just did not feel well. After repeated doctor’s visits he was referred to ortho. They advised him to get his shoulder reworked. He was […]

The offer was accepted!

On Monday, right at 3:30 my cell phone rang.  I was teaching a class at Cedar Lakes Rug Camp.  My husband had driven me down and I thought he was calling me.  Instead, it was Tami, our realtor.  “They accepted your offer,” she said. I didn’t hear much after that.  I was unable to talk […]

It was meant to be

My mind kept screaming that there was SO much work, but it felt right.  As we drove onto the property that first day, my husband looked down outside the car window on his side and said, “There’s a dove right here.”  I caught my breath and knew that it was a sign.   I knew this […]

The first time

It was a Friday night May 3, 2013 and my husband suggested we go for a drive.  In my mind, I’m hearing, “I don’t have to cook, yeah.” “I want to drive past a property first,” he says.  Here we go again.  We’ve been doing this on and off now for months.  We’ve never been […]