Monday, January 10, 2011

In the Beginning!!!!

In the beginning..... well not really THE Beginning, but more like our beginning at

A couple shots of Tuckaway when we first discovered the property in May of 2007.
The home had always been in the Tucker family..... thus Tuckaway, and was at one time
part of approximately 45 acres.  Well, thank goodness it was down to five when we purchased 
from the estate of Ann L. Tucker, who passed away in January of 2007.
I'm pretty sure that Ann was a lovely person, she never married, and lived in this house her entire life.
We still feel her presence, and other people have as well..... I know her spirit is here,
and our hope is that she is happy with us and how we are caring for her home.

When we purchased the house, we were on the verge of being homeless, as the new owners of our Walnut Hills home were anxious to move in and for us to move out!!!!  Imagine that!!!

So, we found this property at an estate sale which a friend of ours was running.  Chris immediately fell in love 
with the property, and saw lots of potential.... I saw lots of work!!!!  Dodo (Dorothy)
is our estate sale friend, and she had about 3 pages of people that were interested in the property.
Amazing, that we were the only ones that the executor ever knew of that were interested!!!
Funny how things work out isn't it!!!

Well, about 4 weeks later it was ours, along with anything that was left from the estate sale.
Many people do not believe it when they see some of these photos, but this actually is what the inside looked like at the beginning.

Basement with the biggest water heater ever seen!!!!

Living Room with everything that was left after the sale.
The kitchen.... hard to believe we actually did dishes in that sink for about the first 18 months.

We even got Ann's car..... I never drove it, but Chris cruised in it a couple of times!!!!

As you can tell, sweet Ann wasn't much of a housekeeper, but she had no one here to help her.  No family to take her shopping, or help out with any things around the property.
Needless to say we had/have our work cut out for us.

Will post more current pictures as we move along..... gotta keep ya coming back for more!!!!

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