Drawbacks to historic-home living, Part I


All right, all right, I’ll admit I try to paint a pretty rosy picture about living in an old house, and that’s because I hope more home buyers will consider buying old as a real option.

But things aren’t all sunshine and roses over here. Tomorrow I’ll be dishing out $1,000 for an arborist to remove two huge black-walnut trees dead to the core. If we don’t take them out, there’s a 100 percent chance one or both of them will fall down in a storm and crush a neighbor’s house or car (Murphy’s Law and all), so out they come.

I worked two extra jobs to earn money for Christmas, but I’ll be using that money for dead trees instead. Awesome. Oh, did I mention the $1K won’t cover the stump removal?

Just keeping it real today. •


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