All too often my curiosity gets me sidetracked.
This morning, while I was researching, I stumbled across this.
This was our farm sometime before 1992.
When we bought the farm in 1998, the one-and-a-half story structure to the left was not there. Neither was the garage to the right of the house.
But now I understand why some records list our house as being built in 1920. Maybe the structure to the right was the original house.
In 1998, the spouse took off the single-story connector -- with a hammer and crowbar.
Here is the house today -- with new roof, new siding, fence, more trees, and a new barn.