Though they've both been gone for years, I still think of this as their house. They built it and we moved in when I was 12 (that's almost another lifetime ago).
My mother watched every nail that went in and if she didn't like it, they took it out and fixed it to her satisfaction. Needless to say, she wasn't real popular with the contractor.
It didn't look quite like this when it was first built. It's been added to and spiffed up a bit. But trust me, it's probably the best built house in Marshall County.
Fortunately I have WONDERFUL people living in it now (though that wasn't always the case) and it's well kept and always looks good.