So Gab (South Gabrielle) What a Cool Street.
Sometime in 2006 it will be our fourth year living on So
Gab. When we were saving for a house, we want to make sure
that it's near Gadsden
Park . We finally found this one crack house on So Gab.
The house was at its worst shape. Side door was broken in.
When the realtor showed us the house, it smelled so bad.
Everything about the house was just wrong. Former residents
must have left in a hurry. Rotten food was left in the fridge.
Toilet leaked. Anything that could turn a buyer down....you
I heard stories of people saying "Ooh, I fell in love with my first house." Or "I just know I had to have it..." and lots of flowery comments. Not our house on So Gab. But hey, the backyard got potential!! Big trees, live oak...etc. So we convinced ourselves, we can do it.
No Turning Back
Soon, I'll post a pictures of what we when through to get
this house liveable. It's not an extreme homemakeover, of
course. HGTV has never showed up wanting sponsorship. It
was just my husband (aka the mule) who worked like a dog
to move us in. He is my Extreme Home Make Over guy....actually
him and Donny, our master
carpenter friend. The one and only carpenter we would
let work at our house. He's the best in building anything
out of wood. Stop by his web site and you'll know what I
mean. I helped sometimes but most of the time I was too
depressed to get motivated.
First day of moving in, Chocolate the dog, peed all over the house. She did that all the time....everytime we moved to a new place. And she kept it up for a week or so.
First day of moving in, we slept like two rocks.
Donnyboy has done another excellent job on This Old House.
Our one nasty storage room and even more nasty bath + laundry
room are now completely transformed. We now have a working
second bathroom (after 10 years) with one spiffy walk-in
I hope HGTV call our one
and only, best of the best master carpenter up one day.
I have to warn Donnyboy not to curse too much.