Monday, August 30, 2010


Honestly, I am not ignoring everyone and no, I did not fall off the face of the earth. I'm in the middle of cleaning out my mother-in-law's house. She passed away the end of June and we are just getting started on cleaning out the house. This is a beautiful home. My husband's father was born IN this home in 1918.
1918, can you believe it????
It was only a few years old at that time!
It has gone through many changes and now, it is about to go through another one.

from the gravel road in front of the house
side facing west
These two happy campers have put their house on the market and are moving back to the farm. Their beautiful home is close to my son's work and close to college for my d-i-l, but it isn't like being on the farm. They are so excited to be getting out of the city, even if it means a 40 minute commute to work and classes.

This is wonderful for us... who wouldn't want their kids to move back home, not home, but in the neighborhood. The house is only a mile away on our property.
So after 65 years of accumulation, we are doing the daunting task of cleaning it out so the kids can move in when they sell their house.
We took all the dishes out of the cupboards and started packing them.
They ripped out the 60+ year old carpet....
They have big dreams for it's future and I know grandma and grandpa are smiling down, knowing that the blood line continues and they will be breathing new life into this home.
I couldn't be happier ♥
PSST.......... I will be taking pictures of the renovations. They are gutting the kitchen and redoing 2 bathrooms at this time. They are getting bids and want to start soon...


  1. I'm so sorry about your MIL's passing, but I LOVE THAT HOUSE and I'm jealous that your kids are moving in. What a special thing for all of you! Can't wait to see the renovations... I dream of having a farm house like that one day!

  2. What a wonderful place for new lives and memories ot happen! It's a wonderful becha they are smiling down..

  3. Wonderful! What a great house. The property sure looks nice and tidy from on the outside. I am sure the kids will make it into something fabulous on the side. Best wishes, Tammy

  4. We had to clean out my aunts house a few years ago after she passed. It is allot of work. How exciting for the kids to be moving in. Can't wait to see all the work they do.

  5. What a great place. You are a very busy bee.

  6. So happy that the home will stay in the family and be loved and taken care of on into the future!