This farmhouse renovation has been and continues to be so all consuming that I sometimes lose sight of how much has been accomplished. Emma chastised me Sunday after church when we pulled up outside the house and I just sighed and my shoulders slumped as I thought of all the work left to do. She got a little irritated and asked why I couldn’t see all that work that has gotten done instead.
With that in mind, I stumbled across this before picture, of the plank wall in the kitchen and I was truly shocked to see where we started. OK, and that’s not even where we started! This is after all the demolition and pulling out the old chimney and pulling off the crappy sheetrock. So I’d say this would be a halfway point.
I took another picture just now from the same angle (and positioned the dog in the same place) to show just how striking the contrast is and yes, just how far we’ve come!
OK, I live here and I am still shocked at the difference! I promise to try and stop looking at what is yet to do so often and to sometimes take a look and smile at what has been done. OK, Emma?
Soon enough we will be done with the farmhouse and can turn our attention to starting a small farm at last. 🙂