Her Grandma’s House Had Been Abandoned For 30 Years When She Finally Decided To Act
Even if you're not particularly handy, you know that maintaining a house is a lot of work. It's easy for many people who aren't frequently updating and fixing up a home to forget just how quickly things can fall apart.
It's no surprise, then, that when houses are abandoned, they rapidly deteriorate. That was certainly the case with the home that one woman inherited from her late grandmother. The house, which was on an old farm, hadn't been renovated at all in 30 years. The granddaughter had a lot of work ahead of her, but she knew it would be worth it!
When one woman from Boise, Idaho, inherited the abandoned home that once belonged to her grandmother—who'd died three decades earlier—the house was in rather terrible shape. Since it hadn't been renovated in 30 years, she certainly had her work cut out for her!
Just about any home would show signs of aging over the years, and this farm, built in 1970, was no different. Yet this granddaughter felt a special connection to her late loved one's old house, and she wanted to do what she could to fix it up, both inside and out.
It was going to take a great deal of hard work on the part of the granddaughter. Moisture had ruined one of the walls, and it had to be completely rebuilt. Even so, the rest of the house had "good bones," so anything was possible!
Even throughout the first stages of renovation in which the home seemed so dilapidated, it must have been quite emotional for this woman to help rebuild a place where she once visited her grandmother as a child.