Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The promised pictures!

I'm impressing you lately, aren't I? :)


Here's a picture that was taken before we even bought the house I think. It looks like there's a walkway of sorts to the front porch that I never remember being there when we moved in (1998). I got this off an appraisal website. BTW, I've heard that http://www.zillow.com/ is pretty neat if you want to check out properties, what people paid, etc. Good for us nosy folks. I used one specific to Iowa though.












The second pics were taken just a few days ago. I took the first one from the same angle as the original pic I think, but then it was too big to fit in so I backed up and took another. Forgive the messy, trashed front yard. You can see the work that needs to be done - front porch finished up, more siding put on, etc. The only way you can tell it's the "same house" is the front door and that stinkin' bay window. HATE that thing, but it was too expensive to replace, so it's gonna stay. We're going to build it up different....someday.



7 comments:

Myssie said...

The house looks great Tena! You have quite the handy man there! Good job James!

Jill A said...

Love the pictures -- looks awesome! So glad things have worked out so well for you. Way to go, James!! All that hard work paid off it sounds like!

Jill A said...

Love the pictures -- looks awesome! So glad things have worked out so well for you. Way to go, James!! All that hard work paid off it sounds like!

Anonymous said...

It looks awesome Tena, doesn't even look like the same house.

Tam (I actually posted a comment for you) ;)

Laurie said...

Wowsa Tena and James - looks wonderful !!!

Jana said...

I remember the way the house looked in the first picture from a decade ago...what a transformation! It looks wonderful.

Michelle said...

beautiful! I love the color of your siding!