Seriously. We are that strange.
So I have prepped you by telling you how bad and seriously out of control Sherman really is. Today's photos won't really show you much more than what you have already seen but it is the start of our journey and the many months ahead of polishing the gem under all that rough. I can see it. Can you?
So first things first. The seller STILL is working on Project De-Junk.
(Note to self - do not allow the seller to stay after closing on any future property purchases. And do not rely on attorneys to draw up the agreement.)
We have been very patient and have been helping the seller by giving her extra time to remove everything she can for a couple of reasons:
A. It just seems like the right thing to do. The "seller" is actually the daughter of the man who started building the home. He passed away a couple of years ago. This is the last and final piece of settling the estate and it has been an emotional process for the family to let go of something their dad put so much effort into. Despite how Sherman looks on the outside, his bones are good and were built with great care and skill. That is what sold us on the property to begin with.
B. It saves us time and money by not having to dispose of everything.
So as Project De-Junk continues, here is what part our new driveway look likes.
The first order of business was to remove the temporary garage door with another temporary garage door. Doesn't make any sense does it?
Well what if the first temporary garage door was made of car pieces?
What is that? Oh, I thought I heard you say "Car pieces?" Yes, those are panels off an old vehicle of some sorts. Don't ask questions. That is what I keep saying to myself.
Note: More junk.
It is everywhere.
Every time we go to the house there is more. It must multiply in the wee hours of the morning.
After a little framing.
And I just noticed that the Christmas lights are now removed! Yeah, some progress with Project De-Junk.
If you look closely, you can see the sparkle I see. It's there right in the heart of the house that will become our home in a few short months!