We've had the house 4 weeks. I love it. But I think we're going to put it back on the market. I'm sure you would agree that we'd be INSANE not to cash out on this profit. After four weeks of burning through the majority of our liquid assets and shamelessly taking advantage of free family-and-friends-labor, here is my listing description:
"One invigorating shower under your broken outdoor gutters & you'll agree: this house doesn't need a bathroom after all! Picturesque views of invasive ivy and overgrown trees surround you as you slop through 20 feet of mud to climb the steps to your darling, filthy, rotting front porch. Original glass windows provide zero insulation and the condensation that accumulates will entertain your children for hours. Gourmet kitchen boasts a...sink. Master (and only) bath boasts...a toilet. Shallow dug antique outhouse makes this house an entertainer's dream. 1 out of 3 light fixtures are installed and climbing the steep and treacherous steps to your plywood-finished second story will hone your agility and balance. Call for a showing today- this one won't last!"
Seriously though, things are coming along quite well. I'll have some good pictures soon...
And now cleaned-
and soon to be refinished & repainted.
While we've been commuting in circles around the city (gresham/beaverton/ne portland/wilsonville/sw portland) the kids have been real troopers:
Yes- this is a bare crib mattress
We prefer to keep them contained
but one especially likes to climb ladders (thanks poppa)
The kitchen needs some work...and Baylor needs a bath
But if you've got a tape measure & a corn dog you're basic needs are completely met.
See- he's fairly happy?
And gets his chance to climb ladders too
My dad jacked out a bunch of concrete after tearing out our old furnace (um, wow.) The extent of our work on this little project was to write the kids' names in the wet cement.
Jo enjoyed her treats and pumpkins from my dear, wonderful fifth grade teacher (thanks carolyn!) who is now a neighbor!
This is my fancy new silverware drawer, gag.
This kitchen door before
and after a vigorous cleaning
Lots more to come...!