This is our son Rich working on his house. Dick and I spent the weekend with Rich and his wife Rachel getting their cottage ready to be painted. They bought their first house a year or so ago in a beautiful neighborhood by the Tennessee River in Knoxville called Island Home. They joke that it's the newly wed and the nearly dead type of neighborhood. Lot's of young couples with babies in carriers making their way up and down the boulevard.
His house is cedar shake and brick, some of the shakes have age and water damage and are being replaced.
I love the new door they picked out, really changes the look of the house.....lovely!
Rich taking a little break and talking to me. He's doing things he has never done in his life and doing a very good job. Since buying the house they have refinished the hardwood floors, painted the inside, replaced electricity, plumbing, sewer lines, put in a stone patio, torn down an above ground pool and decking. I know I'm missing things, but you get the picture.
After they get the house painted, Dick and I are going to help them get the front landscaped. We are thinking boxwood's and foster hollies. I'll post pictures when it's all done.
We are really proud of Rich and Rachel, they are newlyweds and working hard to fix up a vintage cottage and give it new life. It will be beautiful when they finish!
One final word...thank goodness for motrin!! ;-)