Tuesday, February 3, 2009


At the moment, the most positive description of the place is "potential." Aaron closed on a house--a tiny, three bedroom, bungalow a few miles west of our farm--last week. The house, which was built in the fifties, was repossessed by the bank. As Dad put it, Aaron purchased it for the price of a good, used car.

Aaron gained his carpentry skills and most of his tools from Grandpa Nelson, who was a carpenter by trade. Aaron provided the energy and Grandpa provided the knowledge as they worked together on an addition to our house Aaron's freshman year in high school.  

The reason the floor was squishy.

Libby likes houses to be clean. Soon after she walked through the door, she found a broom.

Just a few of the tools and supplies for the job.

 A composite view of the inside of the house.


  1. Wow, he's got his work cut out for him. But I know Aaron...he can do it! I hope you'll show progress pictures.

  2. It would be kind of fun to help out. Wish we were there.

  3. Thanks for the tour...I enjoyed taking it in the comfort and warmth of the computer chair. Will look forward to reading/seeing reports of the progress.