Who: Carolyn R.
Where: Des Moines, IA
I purchased our 1903 home in 1989 and performed years of restoration work on the inside. I married husband Dan in May 2008 (he married me in spite of my big "in-progress" house and overgrown yard), and he attacked both inside and outside projects with a vengeance.
We had done a lot of work inside of the house, but the yard was overgrown and the retaining walls were giving way. Plus, areas of the home's exterior needed attention.