Well, this blog is something I've been meaning to do for a while now-- I really should have begun posting the day we closed on the house. That's the day we literally started tearing into things-- pulling up carpet, taking off trim, prying faux wood siding from crumbling plaster. But we've been so caught up in all these many projects (not to mention a fight or two with the city) that this just went on the backburner. Now we've hit maximum frustration. Time to slow it down and take at look at what we've done so far, share some of the solutions to our roadblocks and beg for insight into the ones we haven't had the heart to tackle yet.
So I suppose the best place to start is with some of the before pictures and the story behind our little love affair with our little brick bungalow.