Our old house is proving to be in greater need of care than anticipated. Originally we thought it would only need cosmetic work, then we saw neglect, and now it seems that there is serious damage due to the faulty support. Once the walls were removed, it became obvious that the exterior wall had been moved off the foundation several inches. The weight of the upper story had shifted the house and pushed outward. The fix? Not only do we need to support the upstairs (properly as there is none existing right now), but we must also pull the exterior wall back onto the foundation. Many contractors and engineers have been consulted about this and though no small feat, it must be done or the house may collapse during the next wind storm. So…wish us luck as we get this old girls legs back under her!