Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Our house is old, and along with old houses come many years of old owners who did crazy things on the property. We must have had a mason who lived here once, or at least someone who knew a mason, because they did a few adobe additions to the house back in the 70s. At least that's what I guess from the wood paneling the the play room. The additions are pretty nice because they actually built them out of the same adobe brick that the rest of the house is built with. None of the cheap framing additions you see attached to nice brick houses. "Here, why don't we make this beautiful brick house look like crap by adding on some ugly framing." I complain but we'll probably do it when we finally close in the carport. Because we're cheap. Like everyone else. Now, on to the reason for my post. In addition to a family room in the back, a guest house was built on the side of the house. Its completely separate form the house. We share a corner and the living room window looks onto our back porch. It was in bad shape when we bought it. Every time we have a new renter move in we spend some time fixing up the place. When Jana moved in 4 years ago we ripped out the nasty carpet and painted. We also put in an A/C unit, new doors and windows while she was living there. When the pool guys started renting 2 years ago we ripped out the kitchen and didn't put it back in. They were only going to be there part time, they didn't need a kitchen right? They moved out in July, so we spent the past four weeks putting the kitchen back in, doing some touch up paint, redoing the shower. Here are some pics...A lease is signed and a renter is moving in tomorrow. After four weeks of spending almost every weekend working, often until midnight, it is nice to have some time to relax.