A group of us went by the Buffalo Trail house to check on the renovation work on Saturday. We even braved a flash flood warning to do so. Rehabbing is not for wimps.
All-in-all, I’m pleased with the progress the contractors are making on the place. They have the yard mostly cleaned up. That makes a tremendous difference when you consider how jungle-like the house was at purchase. If my kids were still kids, I’d no longer be afraid to let them play in the front yard. The back yard is still another matter.
Mowing the lawn did show how little grass grows under the dense canopy. So even cleaned up, the yard is still a little foreboding. We may have to put more effort into thinning the forest that we had originally anticipated.
The exterior brick has been power washed and painted—mostly. Thanks to the weather, the painter missed the chimney cap. The rains kicked in again about the time they finished painting the body of the house. So we have this reddish-brown chimney sticking out of a white roof on a gray house. Details. But the painter assures me it’s “on his list.”