Monday, August 15, 2016

Our Journey to a Mortgage Free Home: #3

We left you with this in our last post!  So, what did we do with this mess????

Come on, I'll show you ....

Yep, we tore it down ...

completely ....

and burned it!

Then it was time for the rest of the clean-up!

Finally, a cleared lot!

Just you wait to see what we moved onto this nice clear lot ... I can't tell you how many people questioned our sanity when they saw it!!!  If I had been them, I would have too!!!

Here are a few hints:

it was old (built in 1932) ...

it had been a house and had served as a church at different times ...

it had a huge hole in the roof ...

it had a big hole in the floor directly under the huge hole in the roof ...

it had no inside walls, only studs ...

it was home to many creatures ...

it was full of trash (this is an under statement) ...

it had been neglected for lots of years ...

it had been used for storage for all of those 'lots of years' (You know the kind of storage where you just open the door and throw it in?)

the structure was sound ...

it was what we could pay cash for ...

I'm trying to prepare you for the picture ... which will come in the next entry of our journey!

Yes, I know you love me!!!!

Until next time,
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27 

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  1. what no way I cant wait that looong

  2. sounds like you scored yourself an old little cottage, can't wait to see it, love old houses, they are also always, usually, repairable, hope you have a good break

    thanx for sharing

  3. Enjoy your break we'll be here when you get back.

  4. Hah! You're such a tease.. Have a good and restful break!

  5. Oh what a funny post. You should write season finales for tv shows. I know it will be worth the wait. Enjoy your rest and be blessed.

  6. That must have been some fire! I was wondering how you got rid of that house. I can't wait to see the new one. I hope to see you soon at PTP! It's a long trip for us from Texas. I've been cooking and freezing food all week that we can take with us! I'm ready for a break, too!

    1. Glenda, I'm sorry I did not get to meet you this year at PTP. There were so many people there. Maybe next year!

  7. NO!!! you can't leave us hanging. LOL enjoy your break!!!

  8. I was thinking "Labor Day!!!???" that's a long time off, but then I realized it's only a couple weeks away!
    BTW my Brother-in-Law bought a small piece of land outside of Houston, and bought and paid to have an old 2-bedroom house moved to the property. It's amazing to see those old houses on the freeway.
    Can't wait to see what you are going to post!


  9. Am loving this "series", cant wait to see what happens next. Why don't we all have the brains to start out like this instead of normal mortgages?
    Ruth, Australia.

  10. Ha ha, you got me in and then left me up in the air :-) I can't wait to read your next blog post. Have a good blogging break!

  11. Patsy, you are such a tease! Looking forward to read the next installment. Have a lovely weekend.