Okay, so we’re not total noobs; we had inspections and tests done before we actually signed on the dotted line. But wow! This house was bad. Come to find out, the house had been vacant for about ten years, and pretty much everything that could possibly be wrong with it, was. We will basically be starting from scratch—literally, from the ground up. Most people would’ve taken one look at this house and ran away as quickly as possible (and at this moment, I’m thinking that’s not such a bad idea).
Just to get this house up to code—not including updating and making it nice—seemed insurmountable. Most of the neighbors that walked by had this look of amazement saying, “You’re not just going to doze it?” Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all; whoever was yacking about passion and finding your niche needs to be throat punched! This place is a cesspool, literally; there’s no telling what’s lurking in the decade-old stagnant and murky pool water—there could be a body in there for all we know.
Okay, enough with Negative Nancy (sorry Nancy), we’re actually pretty excited about this one; it's what we signed up for. In our minds, if we can do this house, anything’s possible. These are the types of jobs that inspire our creativity, shape our ingenuity and keep us coming back for more. If you have the capacity to look past a heap of rubble’s present state to its future form, it is here where there is potential for great things—if, of course, you’re willing to stick it out for the long haul. Notice how I said potential; just to be clear, there are no guarantees in this game.