My parents' plan for a few years now has been to renovate this old beauty.  After selling us their house, they moved out to the farm and started planning.  Well, last week it wasn't looking too good.  After speaking with their contractor it seemed like it would make more sense to build new and tear this old place down. :( Dad and I were maybe the most upset. But -- in a last ditch effort to save the house, dad tracked down a neighbor who's also a contractor, who also happens to live in the farmhouse's sister house (brothers originally built and lived in the two in the 1850s). And long story short, they're going to save it! Dad's birthday is today, and I can't think of a better present.  #oldhousesarethebest #farmhouse

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