I started this blog after 18 months of remodeling/tearing down a home we bought to “flip”….so much to share….good and bad. Only items original: one tub, garage door and the air conditioning system. WOW. I’m exhausted just writing this! Love the neighborhood (Encino Park)….it’s the 2nd time we have lived here. First time because the schools were great (kids education is important) and we fell in love with a house….2nd time because it was the right time to sell our 2 story (market was HOT) and the house we are “gutting” was a one story that would be easy to resell and make a profit. Problem number one: I have fallen in love with my neighbors, the park, the pool, the location……and guess what? The ugly house isn’t so ugly anymore…..