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Friday, January 25, 2013


Hello to all!

A little bit about who we are and what this blog is about.

This blog will tell the journey of restoration and renovation of a 1956 home, in an area that is currently undergoing revitalization.  And we are doing this on a practically non existent budget.  It is amazing what you can do, when you set your mind to it.

Who are these crazy people?

My name is Peggy I'm 55 soon to be 56 and my new life partner is Kurt who is 61. We have had to start our lives anew, literally.
We both have, in the last 3 years suffered great loss both personal and financial.  Many of you have as well perhaps. 
Kurt and I met online, chatted for a good while, then decided we would meet in person at a nearby Coffee house.  After 4 weeks Kurt moved in with me, in the condo I was renting.  Neither of us were used to renting and had a dream of one day owning another home to call our own.
However, our credit was (dare I say) horrible!
Our credit issues were due to credit card debt, no foreclosures thank goodness, but still a nightmare as far as securing a Real Estate Loan.
As the stars would have it, a close friend of Kurt's was in the unfortunate position of needing to place his father (a widower) into a "Care Facility".  This meant the house that had been in that family for 50 years would sit vacant, as the real estate market was (is) stagnant.  We met with the family and offered to purchase the home (by owner) and the offer was accepted. We had mixed feelings, knowing that the 'father' was going into the care facility, yet we would now be homeowners once again.
What to do?
We decided that the it would be wonderful if the father and the rest of the family could come to visit anytime they would like.
Thus the love story of "South 47th" begins.

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