Hi Everyone, thanks for having me here. I am looking forward to learning all I can, a helping when I can as well I recently bought a ranch house on a couple of acres. Built in 1960. It had one family before I bought it and its a solid house, BUT really needs updated and possibly expanded. It has a nice almost 3 car detached garage and a full basement. One of the reason I bought the house was because alot of major improvements were done that meant I would be able to concentrate on "smaller" things Brand new Roof New Septic and Well Full Ever dry basement system Fully redone bathroom warranties etc On the minus side, it hasn't cosmetically or electrically been updated much. It needs painted, Trim, New Kitchen, new electrical (2 prong), siding, Gutters, doors, flooring etc It also has a large main living room, that is next to the old front porch, which they full enclosed and insulated, so I could take out the old very large main window and connect tot he with a step down to the old front porch, and make a very large living area (which I plan to do). I started doing some painting and electrical in the main bedroom, and also the living room and it has turned out well. I hope to add accent walls to each as well, both wood and stone. along with many, this change was due to a divorce and so funds are what they are and this will be done over a long period of time. I have decent skills at things, like roofing, siding, painting, trim work, accent walls etc. Would like to do the siding, doors and alot of it myself, but am having a certified electrician in for the electrical and may end up with some help on the other stuff. my hope is to update it and keep it and rent it and move on. while I do like it my dream is for alot more land and more seclusion. but we will see anyway, thanks for having me and sorry for going on so long!