I have copied some of the pictures from the website so we will have a good memory of a great home and how it looks in 2016 today..a home I usually wish we had never sold. But that's in the past...nothing we can do about it. It hurt so bad to have those horrible squatters in that place, to have them stink it up with filth, cigarettes and cats...of all things in my home? CATS? UGH. I hated that it was foreclosed on but now can be so grateful that it's been rehabbed and hopefully will have good tenants. It's listed at $114,900. It appears to be going to go for just about that same amount.
The home now sports new doors, garage has been painted and the former front door is now on the side of the garage for entry into it and has 2 working garage doors. Why the one family took off the outside storm door is something we still scratch our heads about. This isn't Utah nor California, nor the deep south. We needed that extra insulation but I guess the young couple was just not wise enough to know this at the time. The wind off the lake can be pretty fierce at times.
Take backyard has been so spruced up. Part of the fence has since fallen in, the part beyond the gated area that Robert installed to separate the yard from his garden (which has gone to rack and ruin sadly).
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Jocelyn and Marissa and Dawn all commented how happy they were that the upstairs was again blue...as it should be...as it was for all of my girls. This also got new laminate flooring. It looks so lovely.
I don't think I could ever do justice with how I feel about how lovely my old dear, sacred home looks today. Now how it felt for me to live there for 40 years and raise 5 amazing children here..not to mention all the international students who stayed with us and all the amazing wee ones who I cared for in my daycare there while their parents worked.
This home has quite a few firm foundations, unshaken by time and occupants who dwelled therein after us. It still stands as HOME to my kids who always come home and have to walk by it.
Daphne saw the current owner there over the weekend and asked for a tour. Daphne says the house smells BRAND NEW....not a hint of dust, mold, cats, dirt. She says it's absolutely amazing. I don't think I want a tour....I want to enjoy these pictures and hope for wonderful new owners.
We thank the Lord so often for guiding us to this home of homes, and for my mom who rejoiced when we bought it and yet still provided another home for us when she left mortality.
Thanks to all who entered our home, graced us with your love and friendship and support. Thanks to my kids for making us a family and making this wonderful house an even more wonderful home. No home will ever match this one.