The little house is kind of falling apart but it's got lots of character, no denying that. This time last year someone came and annihilated ALL of those plants and bushes around the house. AH! Terribly. I actually cried. Luckily we were gone for the spring and summer so they sort of grew back, a little bit. But all of February it was all barren and depressing, with no privacy. Manicured lawns are really overrated. And the guy who went scissors happy with my poor plants better stay far away this year!