minniev wrote:Two years ago my family farm including the house my grandparents built when they married in 1905 was being sold. My cousin and I made a final visit to see it one last time and I took pictures to remember it. Through a series of unexpected events, the sale fell through and my cousin and I partnered to buy it, finalizing the sale in April 2016. Now, we are 90% done with the project, which has returned it to most of its original appearance and function. I spent Saturday working there but took time to rest on the old porch swing, and to take pictures of it in fall color.
Has anyone else attempted such a project? I've built a house before but that was lots easier than rescuing a 110 year old structure from the precipice of collapse.
John N wrote:An investment of the heart.
PietFrancke wrote:Minnie, as with the Dam Birds, thank you for sharing a piece of who you are. The gallery looks beautiful in the Autumn leaves.
Matt Quinn wrote:Minnie,
You are familiar, I suspect, with the poem, Lake Isle of Innisfree, by William Butler Yeats. You and he -- and all of us -- feel the same yearning for a place of peace. You now have yours.
My wife and I have ours on Cape Cod. Were it not for our grandson here in MD, we would move up there permanently. When we are here, we remember. And when there, we rejoice.
Ad multos annos.
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