Saturday, May 8, 2010

House Hunting in The D


We've been house hunting in Detroit (the city... not a suburb)
for 13 months now & have seen over 50 houses. Now we're
currently in the process of buying one... but there's lotsa ducks
that still have to line up. (to coin a corny phrase... hee hee)

Walking through all these bits of history has taught me more
about Detroit, then & now. I've learned lots from our friend,
Tim, who's basically a walking Detroit-Housing-Historian.
Thanks, Tim!

As frustrating as "house-hunting" can be, it serves to enrich
my understanding & love of Detroit!

Here's a tiny sampling of the many interesting things we've seen.
(I've taken an average of 30 pics per house. That's 1500 pics.
Most are deleted, but I saved a few.)


(historic but poorly functioning kitchen)


(elevator, built in 1920's)





(Missing furnaces, water heater, copper pipes)






(bathrooms with nothing in them)



(historic beauty... and secret rooms!)




(Remains of a kitchen in a 5 yr. old house)













(If only the inside reflected the same care as the
outside of this showed)




We continue to pray for GOD's plan...
not our's!




5 comments:

Chris said...

Thanks for bringing us along. Wow! So much potential and... frustration with those. Praying with you and your family. Excited to see how HE provides!

erika said...

I love pictures! Praying for you guys and your house journey! Luv ya -Ka!

Melanie said...

Netta!! looks like you guys had a lot of fun looking at the houses!! :) there is some great potential I see!!! :)
Praying that you guys get settled too and for protection over the house - I suppose it would be great to have a kitchen and copper pipes and a furnace when you eventually move!! :) Love ya!

Netta said...

Thank you, Friends, for your comments & prayers!
I'm so exciting to see how this all turns out, too!

Freddie said...

i love these kind of adventures! i'm excited for you!