My Old House
Before And After 12 Years Of Sweat,
Lots Of Hard Work, With Not Much Help From My X,
And Most All Of My Extra Income!
There were a few good friends who helped me with my house projects from time to time. To those friends I tip my beer to you, and thank you very much for your help.
The "Before" pictures were taken in January of 1988 when I first looked at the house. The yard was a total mess. I had a great vision of a reformed yard that only I was able to see without thinking about money or what it would take to get it done.The "After" pictures were taken in late June of 2000 after I had moved all my stuff out of the house, barn, and garage following a nasty domestic uprising. I wanted to have some pictures of all the hard work I had done and was giving up. I have a new house now, and another vision. I plan on taking photos of my new house projects and posting them as I get them done. Look in my Crystal Falls pages for my new projects.
The first set of pics are from the back corner of the lot looking down toward the house and street.
The next pics are of the house from farther down in the yard.
Notice the stump in the Before, and the retaining wall in the After.
There's a few pics of the wall and the gardens later on.
The next two are of the other rear corner of the house
Notice again the missing tree in the before, and the retaining wall in the After.
The next pics are of the side of the house that we used as the front of the house because of where the parking lot ended up, and the fact that the formal front door that faced the road was sealed shut and I was never able to open it.
The next pics are of the same side of the house but they were taken from down on the road.I totaly restored the barn that was built in 1881, and the trees next to it, and on either side of the drive, were planted as seedlings by myself.