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    Eulogy to losing the Woodcrest home


    In this house we enjoyed music, dance, births, marriages, divorces, death.

    The beauty of this home was that it was so deceiving from the outside. It looked as if it were just a two story dwelling. However, when you entered on the main floor, there were the living room and dining room leading out to a deck  Next to the main room was an enclosed kitchen. Upstairs were four bedrooms and two full baths. One bathroom was in the master bedroom and the other in the main hallway. To the immediate right of the entrance on the first floor, there was a step down large living recreation room area. In the adjoining passage there was a half bath and a full size bedroom. On the last level, was an open basement with washer and dryer

    The renovation project transformed the basement from just an unfinished open space, to a walled in office bedroom/den enclave. The middle floor bathroom was completely refinished and changed to a full bath. The recreation room floors were changed to Pergo flooring. New light fixtures were installed. With the artistic influence of Josefa, a family member, the walls were repainted with a compliment of purple and egg shell hues. A 52" Sony Projector TV and a new stereo sound system were installed to add viewing and acoustic ambience to the setting.

    The entrance and first floor were completely transformed. From the previously portioned off kitchen and dining and living area, the space was opened. All modern kitchen equipment were installed.  There were the stainless steel kitchen refrigerator, double oven stove, , built in micro wave and dishwasher all tastefully added to the decor.

    Slate tiles were installed to add utility to the entrance and kitchen floors. Ceiling fans, hanging light fixtures and recessed lighting were the modern affects installed for decorative style.

    A stone walk way was laid down from the front door to the garage driveway. A double car concrete garage way was also part of the renovation upgrade. Flowers were planted and there was so much beauty to behold.

    In 2008, the plight of the mortgage crisis wrought merciless havoc on the home finances. Every negotiation with the mortgage holder IndyMac became a contest of challenge.

    The agreed upon Modification was dissolved. The negotiated payment plans were nullified.

    In October of 2009, our home was lost to Foreclosure.

    Within one month, our former property was sold to new owners.

    In the loss of a home, the love and devotion of family, friendship and love ones are our richest and everlasting treasures.


    This was not a House. We called it Home"




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