The Befores become the Afters

In November 2009 I wrote a post …and I’ll never do that again! showing the “before & after” photos of the renovation.  Unfortunately I didn’t even think of taking the real before photos showing it as a dilapidated restaurant and inn so the “before” photos are actually the “during” photos.

 Never mind all that because the fire has changed everything. Well, not everything the “during” photos stay the same but the “after” renovation photos have become the “before” the fire photos and the “after” the fire photos will become the “before” photos for the renovation to come! Complicated non?!  It is easy if we just look at some photos.

 The house 

  ….way before I bought it

                                                                     When I bought it     

….after new windows, doors, shutters and roof

                                                                                   During the fire


And this “after the fire” photo becomes the “before renovation” photo

Going through these photos have brought back all the blood, sweat and tears that went into the five years that it took us to renovate the house.

  And, Samantha Alexandra and I lived in it during it all!

 and Raggy!

 With both Alexandra and Samantha at college next year 

at least they won’t have to live thru it again! 

And I am not quite if I will be up to it! Oh, no, I’m going to get maudlin… where is that French therapy….?

Kristi Anderson is the orignal owner of Tea and Tattered Pages and until February 6, 2010 ran a bed and breakfast near Orléans.

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le saint jacques le coin perdu

15, place de l’église

45240 Ligny le Ribault


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