For some unknown reason, Charlotte and I love spring projects. Not just any project mind you. Oh-to-the-hell-NO. Instead of sensible stuff like cleaning out the garage, or filing that patent application on our cold-fusion generator, we do something BIG.
Like remodeling the ranch house.
It's not like we're in any rush. The single-story house was built in the 1940s and it's been in the family for more than a decade. Charlotte and I wound up with it after my father passed away. Up until that time, it'd been his exclusive hangout and it served him well.
Dad would have been the first to tell you that interior design wasn't his first love. Family legend is that he went to a garage sale and purchased the contents of a small frame house for $200 cash - and furnished the entire ranch house. He was the original one-stop-shopper.
For $100 more, he got a boat and trailer. They're setting in the big barn. Not to be confused with the little barn. Cattle pens. Garage. Wash house. Carport. Or storm shelter.
This thing isn't just a house.
It's an effin compound (religious zealots need not apply).
Sooooo....where do we start this adventure?
The Summer Blockbuster Movie Trailer!
With a trailer of course! If our Ranch Re-Do was a summer blockbuster, here's how the preview would look.
Like I said, there's a lot to do.
We're going to replace some drywall and paint.
The 1960's kitchen is going to get an overhaul.
And the furniture...
And light fixtures...
Have got to go!
It'll be a lot of work,but in the end, Charlotte and I should have a comfortable place to kick back and enjoy the Texas countryside. So stop the newspaper. Put the mail on hold. And saddle up. We'll take you on our journey.
From what I've seen so far, the movie trailer has it just about right.
It's gonna be a Wild Ride!