An old home of years standing (still standing after all these years?) could end up looking decrepit and rather forlorn. This does not necessarily mean that the old homeowner has not taken care. But such pitifulness is generally few and far in-between. Because in keeping with human nature, most residents will be hell-bent on trying to outperform each other. His house must always look better than hers. And while every effort is being made to make the house look the best, some of the smarter neighbors never forgot that home improvements littleton projects
You could compare all of this to the Biblical parody of the three men with different kinds of houses. The first man built his house out of straw. There was enough of that about and he wanted to settle down quickly. The second man built his house out of sticks. He could not have been bothered with all the technicalities of building a house. Let’s just get it done already.
And the third man? Well now, he went and built his house out of bricks and cement. He was detail orientated and he was a bricks and mortar man through and through. He had his drainpipes on the side of his walls. And with a neatly laid roof, he put a chimney in as well. Winter was coming. He laid out a garden path. On the one side he had shrubs and posies. And on the other side, green and red and yellow vegetables.
He was no greedy pig but he did want to eat. And so to all intents and purposes, all three men had built some real fine looking houses. It did look all rather pretty. Only which one stayed up when the big bad wolf arrived.