The Farmhouse

I would like to share some of my first experiences with my 90 year old farmhouse as I first saw it 12 years ago
In searching for some of the first photos, I came across the greeting card my real estate agent presented me on closing day.  The card reads, Those of us who don't think you're nuts say "Congratulations."
That probably gives you some clue as to what I had just bought as my new home.

My family couldn't understand why I was doing it. But they underestimated my vision for what it could become. I just didn't think it would take this long. In fact, I don't think it will ever be finished.
The first year was not easy.  With a full time job, limited funds and only working week ends on the house, the progress was slow.
Finally, after a year past and not finished, I decided to complete a one-room apartment on one end of the 60' pole barn, known as the "garage".  This gave me a clean place to collapse to at the end of the day.

I guess you could say the house evolved.  There were no blueprints and no general contractor.

Here is a photo of how it looks today.


In the coming weeks I will share with you how I got from point A to point B.

If you would like to see my guest room, check on this to view photos.