Dad’s House

September 11, 2010 – 11:47 am

This will be one of the very last posts in this blog.

Dad’s house is DONE! After two and a half long, hard years, we’ve finally completed Dad’s house. It isn’t exactly sold, but it’s as good as gone to us. A guy has agreed to rent the house from us for five years or until he’s ready to buy it. He’s going to be doing all the repairs on it and it will be his.

Progress on fixing/selling the house:

Date Started: Feb 2008
Estimated Time: 1-2 years
Actual Time: 2 years 8 months
Players Involved: EVERYONE
Status Of This Project: Completed

Here’s some before and after pictures:

These shots don’t really capture the full scope of what we’ve done. What we’ve done, most people won’t have to go through their entire lives. This project has been so strenuous on our time, our patients, and our lives. Everyone who has helped out has really made a difference, even if it was in a small way.

Finally being able to say Dad’s house is completed still isn’t real to me. It’s been something I have constantly thought about ever since my Dad passed away on January 16, 2008.

That year, 2008, was without a doubt the worst years of my life. As you can see from all the posts on this blog, most occur in 2008. That’s when we did a majority of the work here. Things started to slow down in 2009, and in 2010, Dad’s house wasn’t our top priority.

To finally be rid of the thorn is a great relief. It still doesn’t seem real. My sister, my family, my husband, and myself won’t have to worry about this place any longer.

To that, I am thankful.

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