I thought I’d share a quick way-back “before” of the house.  When the Chief inherited this place it was in pretty bad shape – cars parked on the lawn, disrepair everywhere, bad colors, you name it.  Being a guy, he mostly has close up pictures of what the old plumbing looked like and stuff, but I did find a couple wider angle shots in his picture archives from five or six years ago.  Let me just say it was gnarly and he had already done a ton to improve things by the time we met.

The way-back machine… appropriate since we are hosting a Back to the Future marathon for Memorial Day…

Yup, that is really what the front yard looked like.

And today…

And before…

And after.

I think the picture is worth a thousand words, don’t you?  Oh yeah!  And very exciting – we are working on framing in the front door and far right window this weekend, which will add a lot of polish and curb appeal.  Just give it a more finished touch, you know?  Things are moving fast around here right now!  Further plans are to repaint the house – you can see where the new stucco around the garage is unpainted –  paint the house trim white.  Eventually (i.e. probably not this year) we will probably replace those old 6×6 windows and redo the pathway up to the door.

What do you think of the changes in the last five years?

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