With a few basic tools and some gumption, the barn roof was repaired. (Now the barn seems to be speaking to the new owner. It says: Is it Christmas yet? When it is, will you decorate me? With a big wreath, and some farm animals, and a truck hauling a bottle-brush tree? Yes, the new owner says. Yes.)
It dreamed of the day when children would once again romp through the nursery. (The new owner, who is committed to keeping the barn, plans to flip the house. But only to someone who promises to furnish it and love it and fill it with happiness.)
And the kitchen? The kitchen was stripped down and scrubbed until it gleamed. Its new owner says she will never part with it. She wishes to decorate it with tiny vintage tea towels and bowls of fruit.