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I liked the concept of the book but the writing tended to drag. I wish she had included photos of before and after of the renovations instead of the simple black and white drawings. Her descriptions of the work being done was sometimes unclear so it was difficult to picture exactly what was happening in the house. And it is too bad that people don't preserve the house when they are able but remove things, like the back staircase, just because it works better for them. If you buy an old house, then keeping walls where they were and windows they same size, are things that should be done to preserve its history. If you are not going to do that, then allow someone else to buy it who will preserve it and live with it as it was intended in the first place. She seems to be going through struggles that she thinks she is the only person in the world to experience such things. More people experience the same things--they just accept them, deal with them, and move on. Not everything is a traumatic experience and they do not have to be made larger and more difficult than what they are.