This is the house as it sat when we first saw it, minus the balconies that have since rotted off. You can see the place between the first and second stories where the porches are supposed to go. One day, they'll be back...
Last summer, we tried for months to get the hulking building moved to its new location, back toward the woods on the property. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans, and it rained all summer. We finally caught a break in the weather, got the house movers all set up to go, and this is what happened:
Finally, progress....although, the house was so heavy, David and his dad had to help the movers by pulling it with the bulldozer. But what a sight, to see our house inching slowly across the pasture!
Inside, the house wasn't too beautiful. This will eventually be our kitchen. Yep, right where the gigantic hole in the floor and the two huge holes in the walls are, I will someday be able to make a gourmet meal. Okay, maybe not gourmet, but mac'n'cheese is guaranteed.
Here's where we are now....new location, new roof, new windows, all the scaffolding in place and the siding going up! It's starting to look like home.
We've got sheetrock! No more bare walls. Walking inside, it looks like we're getting close to the finish line. This is Kalena cheesing in her new room.
We are so excited to finally get to put down roots somewhere. We are so fortunate that our dreams of having a home of our own are coming true. I can't wait until we're all stading there in the doorway, welcoming our friends and family to our house! We're getting closer every day!