So for those of you who don't know the whole story on our house I'll fill you in. About 3 years ago we had just moved back to Texas from CO and were searching for a home. We really had no specific area that we needed to live in although I wont live in the inner cities surrounding Dallas. So I was looking through a real estate mag one day and fell in love with a dream.
It Read something like this: Beautiful 2 story (with 3rd unfinished) in Historical Greenville. Covered wrap around porches on both levels. Antique fixtures and original moldings. Transom windows. High ceilings throughout. Spacious Foyer & mature trees. Superb property with potential.
My husband heard "with potential" and knew what those words meant. LOL I heard a gorgeous 6 bedroom home with all the space I will ever need. How beautiful we will make it!
The price was listed at 95,000 we bought it for 67,000!! The Lords Blessing! Yes it needed work, but I saw past all of that to the completed, finished product. (A gift us ladies have) The reality was that it takes a lot to fix up these big old houses. You have 3 times the work than a conventional home. We accepted that we would fix it as we could and not take out any extra loans. We have been here now for 2 1/2 years. We have really done quite a bit, but nothing compared to what we would have liked to have done by now. But The Lord has been faithful and our patience is paying off. He has made provisions for us to finish and repair some major things. Granted we (meaning mostly my husband) is providing the labor.
So what have we done this weekend. My dh has been under the house replacing all of the plumbing and running new phone lines. The old plumbing was about as old as, well sense they invented plumbing. So this is a huge step. We have the next 4-5 weekends scheduled to complete other projects that have been started but not completed. Such as finishing the leveling, painting exterior, replacing the skirting, and replacing the whole wrap around front porch and railings. At that point the exterior will be finished. That is so wonderful!!
Then throughout the winter we will pick a room a month and completely remodel it. Who knows at this rate by next summer we may be DONE!! I will post pictures as we go. I'm sure your not interested in seeing the plumbing job, LOL
I owe it all to my merciful Father in Heaven who really wants to bless His children....and to the most wonderful, caring, loving, sexy husband on this whole round planet! Thank You!