By 1979 we had finished rehabbing our first house. Being a teacher I needed more projects for therapeutic reasons so we bought an investment property as shown on the right. Coming home, changing into work clothes and getting involved in a project takes your mind off of everything else.
The home was three units so it paid for itslef as we rehabbed it. I rebuilt the porches. Luckily all the parts were there so rotten ones just needed to be duplicated, not like our first house where we had to come up with our own elements. Everything being brown did not show off the details.