Well, I've read a bit, and decided this is a good spot in the forum for my thread. I figure I'm taking pictures to keep a record of the work being done. I'll update them in here.
If you have any suggestions or comments as I post projects, please speak up. We are doing our best to research as many possible solutions to the things that crop as we can. The main goal is to make the house comfortable and efficient. We will have an assessment of the place done in the next couple of months.
There is a long list of things needed to be done. We are focusing on the exterior for as long as the weather holds out.
Outdoors - Roof, foundation mortaring, repair mortaring, eaves, firepit, trimming back wilderness, fixing sump pump tube with a collar, begin getting a better slope away from the house
Indoors - install water heater, weatherproofing, get furnace checked, check wood stove working, clean, storm door, kitchen refinishing
Pictures I've been taking.
Before shot of the foundation on the worst part of the house
My second time applying mortar. I started on a part of the house that was in better shape. I can apply the mortar in much thinner layers now too (thank goodness)!
That's all I've put onto photobucket so far. I know I have updates, I'll have to crunch them down for the web. I put the first coat of mortar on that worst foundation section last weekend.