Shortly after buying this house I was painting the living room. It was January, about 55 degrees inside the house due to the wonderful single-pane aluminum frame windows installed sometime in the 1960’s, and I was beginning to wonder when it was that I lost my sanity and took on this project.

In the background I was playing the classic 80’s movie, “Revenge of the Nerds” (ok, yeah, I’m a movie geek.) There is a scene where the nerds have found a house to live in. The house is a total wreck, and they have to put some major work into it to make it better. The scene and song lyrics are linked below, and describe our own little project just about perfectly. Hence, the domain name for this website was chosen.

As we continue working on the house I still doubt my sanity now and again, but most of the time this place is still “a house full of magic” for us. By the way, the look that Lewis gets when he tells them, “Isn’t it fantastic?” That’s a look my wife and I have become VERY familiar with. When seeing the house for the first time we got that same look from our parents, kids, friends, our neighbors, the dog, etc. Enjoy.

One Foot in Front of the Other, Bone Symphony

Open your eyes
Careful, surprise
A dream in disguise
You know we can help it

A place we can be
with something to see
A miracle place
a house full of magic

Well, I know we can do it
You know we can do it too
But there’s work to be done now
work to be done

You’ve got to put one foot in front of the other
put your other foot down, down, down
You’ve got to put one foot in front of the other
put your other foot down, down, down

Give it a chance
teach it to dance
It’s coming to life
little by little

Well, I know we can do it
You know we can do it too
But there’s work to be done now
work to be done

You’ve got to put one foot in front of the other
Put your other foot down, down, down
You’ve got to put one foot in front of the other
Put your other foot down, down, down, down

(Hey, hey, yeah)

You’ve got to put one foot in front of the other
Put your other foot down, down, down
You’ve got to put one foot in front of the other
Put your other foot down, down, down, down

You’ve got to put one foot in front of the other
Put your other foot down, down, down
You’ve got to put one foot in front of the other
Put your other foot down, down, down, down, down, down