We purchased this charming Pacific Northwest Farmhouse in May 2018. During that transition time of waiting for the sale of our family home for the past 20 years, we spent most of the summer and early fall in clean-up mode. I am including a number of photos here to share our starting point. We took 30+ trips to the dump. We took 15 trips to the recycling center for paper recycling alone. We filled two drop boxes full of metal recycling. We were on a first name basis with the workers at the dump. We thought the people there were delightfully friendly. Later we decided that they might have been so nice because they felt sorry for us. This was a long and arduous process to get us to the point when we could start real restoration work. Through it all, we continued to remind ourselves of how blessed we are to have this opportunity.