We have said it before and we will say it again–restoring a historic house is no small undertaking. It can be tough. Hidden surprises can show up. Like massive water leaks during a rainstorm. Finding old termite damage on a major support beam. Or sometimes you just end up going for months with one or more of your major utilities not there.
To anyone who has restored a historic home, can you honestly say you woke up one morning, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and thought, “Hey! I am going to go out and buy myself an old, rundown house to restore TO-DAY!”