Renovate? Big Time!

Did you ever have a dream to create, use your own hands, start from scratch and make something all your own?  Well, that’s what we’ve been working on…for years 🙂  We bought an old, abandon house and completely gutted it out and moved into it (yes, in that order) and  started to create with very little in the way of resources, our ‘dream’ home.

The House?

And then of course there was the beautiful back of the house.

The Beautiful Back of the House

Our goal was to live debt-free, but our goal was also to have a big enough house for all of our children.  So we bought this house that was large enough.  It had an acre of land, with a golf course on one side and a lake on the other.  Picture perfect area.

 I know.  You can’t believe what a beautiful house we found!  Yeah, I know. Its a disaster.  Actually, this photo was taken after we’d worked on it for quite a long time.  Free windows, gathered from who knows where and some plywood siding to start off and we were off and running.

But this is what its evolving into….

The House 🙂

When I say evolving into…wait til you see the balconies and driveway and garage (in the future, I hope).  Well I’ll tell you I’ve worked hard on this house, very hard.  Back-breaking labor from early in the morning til late into the night, many, many days, but I can’t really take the credit at all.  It is all thanks to the ‘man’.  My man to be exact.  He is a workhorse.  Seriously.  He never stops.  He has done it all, almost single-handedly and I’m so proud of him.

Since our life has been a saga of raising 9 children, working a job, homeschooling, building a business and building a house while living in it…its been an interesting journey, so far and I can’t wait to show you some of the pictures along the way and I can’t wait to show you what we’re working on right now


2 Responses to Renovate? Big Time!

  1. Carlyn Thomson says:

    wow! its crazy to see how much the house has changed! I love hearing stories from the boys growing up and all you went thru during the remodeling. Hearing about everything you put up with during construction times and how hard you guys worked gives me encouragement for the day we get a fixer upper. Im going to need your help when that happens 🙂 You guys have changed that house into such a beautiful home! WOW so cool to see

  2. Ruth Thompson says:

    Sue: You and David have done a wonderful job!! Amazing!! Love Ruth

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