OK, we’ve muddled around in the house for long enough – time for some fresh Southern Indiana air. So let’s refresh our memory for the reason I stopped to look at this house in the first place back in 2009.
Well, there you go – I thought what a smart little house shopper I was. But there was a problem lurking overhead and below. The beautiful old tree that was beside the drive was 50% over the house – the arborist said it was infected and the roots were compromising the foundation and causing a problem with the basement wall. It was cracking and buckling the driveway and had pretty much made a mess of it.
Gee – I’m so glad I bought this house.
I loved it just the way it was, but it clearly wasn’t safe and only a matter of time before things would be crashing down – or roots would be meeting me in the basement.
I hate this part – hate it.
Down they come. I guess it’s a good thing – lot’s of problems in the tree – with a lot of weakened wood. And behind that big old oak tree and the crane is another skinny little tree – 60 feet tall and dead. A type of cherry tree. That came out too. The tree guys took that one out nearly whole to take to a sawmill. Oh, and the tree I liked in the front? It was planted way too close to the house as well. So it had to come out too.
Man was I sad.
So now I have been thinking – when given lemons – why not make lemonade? So this presents some new opportunities.
Let’s do this!
Great! Think of the challenges – the design problems – the hardships – the money.
Come join me on this fiasco –