Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The grandson's house

Before Cliff got started messing around with the Oliver yesterday, we went to our little town to take a saw to the oldest grandson.  He's renting-to-own a house there, and he has quite a cleanup job ahead of him.  
The place sat idle for several years, and there are fallen limbs everywhere.  A neighbor told Arick yesterday that everyone around had been piling their limbs in that yard for a long time, which explains how many there were.  


The house is old, and the boy has his work cut out for him.  There's an old cistern in the yard that must be either filled, covered, or fenced around.  Trees need to be trimmed.  The house has a new roof, so that's one thing Arick won't have to worry about.  He had a lawyer check the contract before he moved in, and everything is on the up-and-up.  We feel the price is right:  it's less than you'd pay for some new high-end vehicles these days.  


This was the first of several loads of limbs Arick hauled out to our ditch.  
I seriously envy him the celler inside his basement.  The house is on a nice, quiet street across the road from a "Missouri Century Farm".  
Here's hoping it all works out for our grandson.  It won't truly be his until he becomes the owner.

4 comments:

Sayit-baldys said...

MY 'OLD MISSOURI HOUSE'. TREASURE IT WAS.
AT 925 S. WELLER, SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI.
THE MOME HAD BELONGED TO MAYOR 'ENGLISH'. VACANT FOR A FEW YEARS. HUGE YARDS A JUNGLE. THIS VICTORIAN HOUSE NEEDED FRIENDLY CARE OF STRONG HANDS WHICH I PROVIDED. TOOK A WHILE. MONEY NOT PLENTIFUL, HOW NICE THOUGH FOR BEDROOMS FOR ALL AND HUGE YARDS TO PLAY IN FOR SEVERAL YOUNG'NS.

BASEMENT, COAL FURNACE WHICH HAD BEEN CONVERTED TO 'HEATING OIL'. HOT AIR DUCTS GOING TO EVERY ROOM. BIG TEN INCH DIAMETER DUCTS. BUILT IN THE 1800s, ELABORATE.

WHY ALL THIS EXPLANATION ? WELL, JUST GOT CARRIED AWAY. THIS DURING THE 1950s, PRICES LOW. EIGHTEEN THOUSAND TOTAL. SO BEAUTIFUL FOLLOWING HARD WORK, REPAIRING AND PAINTING DURING MY TIME OFF FROM DRIVING FOR GREYHOUND LINES ON THE DRIVER'S EXTRA BOARD.

A NEARBY NEIGHBOR WAS A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE. ARCH BAY. A COLORFUL OLD TIMER, (CHECK COMPUTER KEYWORD KENTWOOD ARMS ARCH BAY SPRINGFIELD MISSOURI). sam

small farm girl said...

That sounds like a great deal. A lot of work but, it will be his. That makes all the differnce.

Paula said...

We enjoyed fixing up the old house we bought and I sold it for several times more then we paid for it. It looks to be a nice house so I hope your grandson enjoys it very much.

Lori said...

That looks like a really nice starter home. Glad it's in a new neighborhood. I hope it all works out well for him.