But I’ve fallen in love with a house that is in complete disrepair. It’s two blocks from the main intersection of this cute little sleepy town about 30 mins from where I live. Population 5,000. The house is dirt cheap because it’s falling in on itself. But I’m madly in love with it. We’ve considered buying it and blogging our progress of fixing it up (which sounds fun if not exhausting). But the financing we thought would be available to help with repairs (203k), apparently doesn’t apply to this house. I’m not sure why…except that it might be too far gone. I realize this isn’t a restoration or renovation blog, and this is woefully off topic. However, it falls in line with my wondering about the rest of my life and what to do with it. Could we fix up this place and I could run a little sewing machine repair business out of the front? A small quilt shop? It’s big enough that I could buy a long arm quilter and set up my business of long-arm quilting. It also falls into the category of major projects I take on and then probably never finish!
There is so much wrong with the house, I don’t even know where to begin. There is a leak in the ceiling (though not the roof) which has brought down the plaster on two floors. There are creatures living in the attic. There are lots of rotten boards on the exterior. The basement is a disaster. Parts of the house that were added on later are tilted seriously. The stairs will have to be completely rebuilt. The kitchen would need completely overhauling. I just can’t even think of everything. Anyway – here are the pictures, look for yourself.

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One Response to So this isn’t sewing or craft related

  • Michelle says:

    It’a beautiful!! I can’t see any problems from the pics, but then again, I’m from New Orleans so I’m used to old houses. I would move in there in a second. I’m actually looking at possibly looking at using the 203k on a house, but it’s waaaaay far gone. Your post makes me think it might not be possible for us. But she is an absOlute beauty! I hope you can make it work.

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