When we bought our house, it was an adorable, light green Cape Cod. (Read about our house story here.) Here’s a nice shot of our house from October, 2011, before we bought it. It looks like a warm, sunny autumn, and if memory serves me correctly–as it usually does–it was a mild winter.
The collage directly below shows the original house from various angles, front, side, and back. Overkill? Probably. (November, 2011)
Since those early, 2011 shots above we purchased the house, replaced the downstairs windows, converted the patio into a screened-in porch, and cut down a ton of trees. We did a lot of work on the inside too, but that’s old news. The pictures below are from March, 2015. They were taken after signing a contract to do major renovations on the second story, before the work started, and after we had arrived home from Florida to find a substantial amount of snow! Take one last glance at our house before it was demolished; appreciate the snow’s romanticization of our little green home.
In April, they showed up and dug out the foundation for our garage. Very quickly, our garage had a frame. The back of our house, and the back of our yard, looked suddenly and drastically different! To read a goofy post about the necessities of a garage, click here.
On May 18, our garage had a framed roof. But, besides the roof peak beyond the porch and the permit displayed in our window, the front of our house looked pretty much the same. Until May 20th, and then I made a meme!
My mother and I took my boys to their 9:15am music class. When we were driving back to my parents house (since we weren’t living in ours), we saw this. Ben was a little upset and wanted to know who broke his house. Luckily, progress went quickly, check out what they did over the next month. Thank goodness for the warm and dry weather that was our spring.
There was a slight hold up with the siding, apparently we ran out twice, but the end result looks really nice!
I have these pictures because I tried to take pictures of the boys and the house for our Christmas card. It didn’t work out, but I guess I was able to recycle them!