I forgot to mention the fact that on Christmas Eve this year, we got an envelope in the mail informing us that we are recipients of one of the Deadwood Fund grants! This is a matching grant that will allow us to re-tuck the foundation and also put on new cedar-shake siding on the upper level of our house. The cost for all this work is $10,000, but with the grant, we’ll only have to pay half of that and our house will receive much needed attention in those areas.
The local newspaper contacted us after receiving the press release announcing the recipients, and asked if they could do a video story on us and our house. What better excuse to get my house cleaned up? We said yes, and the link below shows the result. They hope to return in late summer when the work to the exterior is finished. How’s that for accountability?