Its Been A While


Simply because its been a while, today is Tuesday, and my almanac calendar say the moon will rise at 5:42pm,  we have a decrepit house in which to wonder when it will really fall down.  

You can't travel around these small, country roads without seeing a farmhouse in a state of disrepair.  This makes me think it could be a saddlebag log structure.  I confess I didn't get up close and personal to check for logs under the siding.  



"The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the  second most expensive hobby a rich man could have is an old house."  

Barbara Corcoran  



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  1. Hello Michelle, I think this old house has seen its day.. I like the quote! Enjoy your day!

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  2. After reading the article on log buildings, I would say you were right in saying the one in the picture must be a saddle bag. Have a nice day.

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  3. I agree about an old house costing tons of money to repair. I have noticed in nearby towns that the old main street houses..the two story beauties...they are starting to decay. It is so sad to see. Not many have been kept up, and I'm sure it's because it cost so much money to maintain.

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  4. Historic Country Cabin for Rent: Hilltop view, trees, and prairie. Plenty of fresh air and an up-close view of wildlife (they may even share the home with you). This is a great place to enjoy watching the stars from the comfort of your bed. Call now!

    Enjoyed your post, Michelle! We see a few of those around here. :)

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  5. Reminds of the quote about being a boat owner: Two best days in a boat owners life? The day he buys; the day he sells. This house is about to split right down the middle it seems.

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  6. And what stories it could tell. A lovely shot of this old house.

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  7. Oh dear! It looks as itf it is about to fall down!

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  8. Don.t write it off! It just needs a little TLC. Well, maybe more than a little.

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  9. Falling down would be a formality in this case...

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  10. I'm thinking it won't be long now. ;)

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  11. Nice photo....I always imagine what the story is behind these old houses and barns.

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  12. As the owner of a house built in 1935, I can attest to the fact that work is never done; everything needs to be replaced. It is doable if one is wealthy, otherwise... To put it bluntly, mine is on the market. I just like newer houses.

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  13. How interesting....I didn't know what a saddlebag home was!

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  14. it is amazing how much they can withstand without crumbling completely!!! at least the a/c is still working!! hehehehe

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  15. What stories that place could tell. We've watched an old building out here that finally fell in some months ago. It amazes me how the owners can let it stay that way - they live right next to it in a fairly nice house. I'd snap an image but it's in a treacherous curve on a country road. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. There is something so interesting about abandoned buildings especially homes. It's fun to think of the history, the occupants, the lifestyles of the people who lived there. I see a lot of abandoned homes in the small, rural areas of southern Utah as well.

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  17. As much as it is in a state of disrepair, it makes for excellent photo ops. Wonderful shot!

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  18. These old structures are so fascinating and make for wonderful photos. :)

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  19. I have an old place - about 100 years old - and it is a never-ending process of working on something.

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    1. Pat, out old farmhouse is a little over 100 years old. Always a work in progress!

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  20. I think they look sad, unloved and uncared for.
    Merle...................

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  21. An old house is an expensive "hobby" for anybody! It's always sad to see barns and farm houses in disrepair. Also sad to see neglected fields. Wish I could buy them all up and make them productive again.

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  22. Evening Michelle, love the quote and the old house, something about those old abandon buildings.Blessings Francine.

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  23. When I see these old falling down homes and barns, such a feeling of nostalgia comes over me.

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  24. Kind of bittersweet, these old farmhouses. Hate to see them deteriorating like this, but they make for great photography. Nice shot, Michelle!

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  25. the old chimney reminded me of the old house that was torn down on the property where our daughter and her family just built their new home. There were many things hidden in the walls surrounding the old chimney...NO MONEY, but several other things. Makes one wonder!
    Great picture!!

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  26. With unlimited funds, I would love to take on one of these gems. Lovely photo!

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  27. Yes, we have a lot of those on our backroads here too.

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  28. I love the photo, and especially the quote at the end. I'm not rich, but I'd like to think Husband and I are the reason our little farmhouse is still standing. And yes, while it seemed like a bargain when we bought it, I'm re-thinking the logic...

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    1. JoLynne, our farmhouse is well over 100 years old, so I totally understand your point of view!

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  29. I always feel sad when I see a house abandoned and falling apart. It speaks to me of lost dreams and happiness. sigh We have been living with constant persistent rain these past few week--too soggy for sunny Colorado!

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  30. Sad to see - love the quotes and so true!

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  31. We would always see falling down structures similar to this one when driving back roads on the VA eastern shore. It was always sad knowing that the hiuse was once someone's home. If walls could talk...

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