Friday, March 28, 2008

remodeling update

Every now and then, a friend or family member asks me:

"So, how is the remodeling going in Madrid?"

They are referring to our real estate investment in the tiny little town where we attend church. Last summer, we purchased 6 properties: 5 houses and a post-and-beam barn. They are within view of each other, all centered around the village square. (Or what one might suppose WAS the village square, because it doesn't boast of much. Only a little flower bed near a parking lot that the townspeople decorate with a "memory-tree" at Christmas time and a bed of petunias in the summer.)

Three of our houses are perched precariously on a hillside that slopes down to the Grasse River. when I say say "precarious", I mean it.

Two of the houses are next to the town laundry-mat, which gets fair business because many of the apartment-dwellers here don't own their own washing machines.

That tells ya something.

Here are some pics of the gutting of 3 River:

view of that "town square" from the upstairs window:
Hubby and Friend #37. What Dudes.

One final note of interest: this building dates back to the early 1800's. It was some kind of store, as evidenced by the old pressed-tin interior. I want to save it, but Hubby says it's junk.


Blogger Sarah D. said...

The Hulls-

I love the pictures!

You all are doing sooooooo much for the Lord's town of Madrid!

Keep up the great work!
the Diederichs

11:01 PM  
Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

Goes to show that most any building reveals potential when gutted...I have hopes for that building now!
And to think it was once a store in our thriving little town. Huh. Times they are a-changin'.

And BTW, where did the new duds go? Back to the drawing board for some fine tuning or a major overhaul?

5:19 AM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

which "new duds"?

10:21 AM  

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