This house needs some love. It's salvageable for sure, but it needs some structure work, a few pieces of window glass, some paint, a new roof and a couple of hours with a chain saw. And that's just the exterior. I'm almost willing to bet that the interior has been gutted. I haven't seen any activity around it for about four years or so. Similar to us, let yourself go, get your body in a tough spot, whether old or young, and the 'repair work' won't be accomplished overnight. With us the road back, is often filled with many a pitfall, both physical and emotionally. But whether you're a 100+ year old structure or us, the payback is the same. It's a mighty good feeling to have worked your way back to the point that the mirror is your friend again. So maybe the recipe for today is: invite a building inspector over for lunch, purchase some lumber, pull that chainsaw out hibernation, mow that front lawn and get yourself back on track. You can be a showplace again.