Introducing the Money Pit
I thought I would blog about some of the restoration projects here at the homestead since so many of them:
a) involve wood
b) require tools
c) got me into woodworking
In June 2001, after 7 years of “courtship,” K. and I got married.
We moved from San Diego to Los Angeles for new jobs, but could not find a place to live. Our new school year was starting in a few days when we spotted an intriguing ad mentioning a rental house in “bungalow heaven.”
We drove into a forbidden area of Pasadena, north of the freeway and found a charming, tree-lined street. We got the house and six months later started looking for a home to buy.
After a few fallen offers I saw a house come up on the MLS…. On our street!
A short time later and we were the proud owners of one of the most decrepit houses on the block, a 1910 craftsman.
No heat… Worn electrical… Broken out windows… overgrown yard… cracked lead pipes…...fallen down fences….exposed crumbling brick..zero garage….70’s remodel bathroom….
We loved it.
Next Time: Goodbye 1970’s.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne