My mother-in-law moved in with us for a few months, and it got me thinking a little more about the long term. We weren't sure how long she was going to be with us (she has Alzheimer's) but we soon realized that if she were to have her own space (aside from a bedroom) everyone would be happier. And even though she wasn't here very long, I started thinking about my parents. What happens when they get to the point that one or both of them needs extra care?
So, anyway, we contacted our favorite real estate agent, and she started keeping her eyes open for something with a bigger lot and a mother-in-law suite or guest house. To make a long story short, we sold our home in a few days (WHEW!!!) and then moved into our new old house on Halloween.
We knew from the moment we looked at it that it had a lot of potential, but would also need a lot of work. And yes, I frequently ask myself "What was I THINKING?!?!?!?!?!"
Here's a picture of my (7 years!!!)"old" house:
And here's the "new" (23 years old) house:
It's got lots and lots of yard and woods:
And a pool:
And of course the guest house:
We've been hard at work on it ever since we moved in. I'll show you some pictures soon.