Eventually, a metal roof will be up there, but it's not there yet. Next...the carpeted areas in that house needed work. The living room carpet (possibly original to the house) had worn to holes, so the vacuum cleaner grabbed the edges and made things worse. The pad under it was also worn to nothing in places. The bedroom carpets also need changing or replacing by refinishing the wood floors, but we didn't have time (or the workforce to move furniture around) for that.
Here's a picture of the roof in the process of removal:
The carpet has no "before" picture (be glad--just imagine old, stained, beaten up and worn down carpet in one of those "sculpted" styles from way back. Originally gray, but stained in places.) This is the new carpet, installed. It's got a subtle pattern that doesn't show up well in the flash pictures. It's very pleasant to walk on. The furniture that used to be in this room was mostly original to the house. My mother liked it OK. I did not. She died 25 years ago in October, so I don't think I was hasty in sending it away to a new home a few weeks ago.
The pattern is just visible here. LR
We had a flood in the near meadow, trees and large limbs and old stumps down in the yards & elsewhere, and altogether a very busy time since the last post. OTOH, 12 and a half inches (roughly) in less than three weeks turned things green, after the lack of rain from the third week in June until the third week in October.
It comes back fast after a drought.