The house as we first viewed it in 2004
Inside: damp, smelly rotting dump
So ripe for restoration then!
The roof exposed part way through the first stage of works circa 2005
Not a small job then.
The first floor, filled with rotting hay
The roof in the process for being replaced
The old roof, awaiting cutting up for fire wood
My little girls as they were
My wife asked me the other day, if I knew what I know now would I do it again?
That's a really difficult question: On the one hand its been a much longer road than I anticipated. Sometimes that's a good thing. So long as your not a quitter then ignorance can work for you in your favor in that at least you get started! On the other hand is it worth 11 years of my life:
The best I can say is: What else would I have done; watched the television?