Old House

Our old house

Our old house

Another post I have forgotten to put out for a few weeks is the old house one. The day of James’ birthday when we went to Jamestown, we hit town a bit early and since we came in from the south, we decided to drive past the home we used to own. It is a little south of town and surprising of all, currently up for sale. We planted seven evergreens at each side of the driveway a few years before we left, and we are always curious about how they look. These trees are much thicker than the ones we are growing around here, and rather interesting about how full they are. The people who bought the house have re-shingled and sided it and boy has that changed the looks. When we bought it the house was white with red trim and really wide siding. We painted it white, but James changed the trim color to brown. The porch in the front is completely enclosed and that is one big difference from the house we currently have. As we slowly drove past it, we saw that the deck to the east is still in place, but the steps on the west are different than what we had. I loved that house, especially the third story. The upstairs windows you see here was our master bedroom, and the window above it was the attic from which you could see everything to the south.

The driveway to the car shed.

The driveway to the car shed.

The parts that I did not especially like about that house, and I am not sure how it could be changed were no central air-conditioning because the furnace was a water boiler, though that was actually better than forced air. The other part was no attached garage, and with the cold of the winters in that area, it was yuck to have to go out into the cold to get into the vehicle. We also had only one full bathroom, but I still think there would have been a way to correct that issue. The kitchen was fantastic, and I still believe this would be a great house to turn into a specialty restaurant or venue of sorts. Well, not for now that is for sure. The picture to the right shows that the lilac tree James’ brother Tom mowed off recovered fairly well. HA HA!! To the left you can see a bit of a building. The current owners raise rabbits, and they built that barn over what we used as our garden. Oh well to each their own. So, what has changed about your life??? Would love to hear from you.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lucindalines
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 23:39:52

    Ya not my idea of fun.

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  2. Glenda Zimmerman
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 18:57:55

    Your old house still looks so nice. The trees are wonderful. But rabbits over fresh vegetables?? Like you said, to each his own!

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