A month has passed since we first discovered this place, a month of thinking, of considering and weighting facts and risks, discussing with friends. During that time we have also met with the owners once, lovely people who moved here in the 60s.
In the end all was remarkably simple.
We know the timing is bad. We know the house is bent along the long side, the roof is far from straight and many of the windows are in dire need of some love beyond a simple paint job. We know there will be hardly any time to get the place ready before winter, not even to speak of serious renovations or repairs.
We know there are risks.
… but we also know it is the right decision.