Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Start

On August 28, 2003, we purchased the Old Arnold House. Two months later, we were married. It was a busy time and we somehow convinced ourselves that a circa 1870 two-story, farmhouse that had deferred maintenance for 30 years was a sound investment. We knew we wanted an old house with character for a long time, and the price was right.

As we began to cross projects off the massive to-do list and the overall condition improved, we became less embarrassed about being the owners of the Old Arnold House. In fact, we're even proud. So proud, we've started to blog about our improvement projects. We even introduce ourselves as the owners of the Old Arnold House (OAH).

We'll have a lot of posts to do to catch up to present day, and we're still working on more projects.

Addison, August 2003

August 2008, after a large addition and paint job


  1. Hi, it's a very great blog!
    I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
    Keep doing!

  2. Just from what you have shown above took a lot of courage and determination. I can't wait to read more. When I am walking in my neighbourhood, I look at some of the older homes that have been around for at least a century and wonder what stories they hold in there framework.