I haven't shown any before and after photos of our renovations downstairs because all the photos before the tear-down were lost in a hard-drive crash way back in 2001. That was the year Eric took possession of the farm.
Imagine his surprise when he went to the bank recently, and the account manager pulled out a file of photos the building inspector took in times of yore.
Lookit what we found!
I am giving you the Reader's Digest sanitized version of the renovations. What I have neglected to show is tearing down all the bead-board, rebuilding the exterior wall and re-insulating, rewiring, replacing rotten floorboards, tearing down the drywall on the ceiling, adding every second ceiling joist for structural support, replacing the windows and and and...ad nauseum.
I'll be scanning in our photo album later which contains sordid photos of how the above came to transpire.
All 8,734 steps of the way...give or take a few details.