Bee's Hive

Monday, August 3, 2009

The house no one wants

Today was the day for facing what has to be. I won't bore you with the details, but when we first moved to Northwest, Pa., we bought a house that was built in the 1800's. Thinking we would restore it to it's one time beauty.

Soon after we moved, I got sick and won't be getting better. This area never recovered from the down slop of the 1970's so selling the house quickly just wasn't in the cards. So we gifted it last year to just get it off our hands. The deal was our names had to remain on the title for a year, sort of like an adoption.

To make the story short, the taxes and sewer were not paid for a year. Today we took the house back much to my sorrow. It is no longer in the condition it was a year ago. Lets just say I don't know how you live in a house so cold that the water pipes freeze, the water heater and the pump to the well.

Over the next few weeks we will be replacing ALL the water pipes and water heater, repairing the well pump and so much more. I wanted to move to a warm nice place...but looks like we are getting back "The Money Pit", like it or not.

Here is what it looked like back when it was the Salem Hotel.

This is what it looked like when we left a year ago.

I was just too up set to take a photo today. For some reason the people in this area turn their homes into junk yards..yep, even in one year. So in a few weeks when things start to look up for this house, I'll take a photo then. I don't know how I'll make it through this mess. I just don't know how.


Shogun said...

That old house sure looks pretty and interesting. It must have a great history.
Sometimes I feel like I am not going to get through something. I'd be glad to offer my physical labor if you can put up with me!

Gina said...

You can do it Holee. Just take it a bit at a time so it doesn't seem so overwhelming.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

tisme said...

Holee, let me know if you need me to come for a day or two also!! I would gladly scrub or paint or whatever you need.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow, who in the right mind would not keep up a house that was given to them??