Living in our new-to-us soon-to-be partially torn down and rebuilt house has been an adventure in waiting, but it looks as though demolition will happen in May. It's a good thing.
Fact: Here, it's time for a new roof, siding, insulation, drywall.... During the recent snow melt the neighbour told us that he could see our roof sheathing flapping in the wind, hence the indoor water feature, clocked at 45 litres per hour:
C & B couldn't wait until May to reduce the master bedroom suite to this:
Anybody want a bidet?
The shocking part, besides the fact that we are currently living in said house on a temporary basis, is that the date on the drywall and fixtures confirm that it was built in 1995. If you've ever wondered how long it takes for an neglected houseful of problems to rot away to the point of no return, you have your answer: 22 years. Don't ignore the issues, call the repair person right now.
There are saving graces in this story. We don't have to replace the foundation or the drain tiles and when we come back it will be covered by a new home warranty. And the deck view continues to reinforce that we've chosen to do the right thing: