...you say things like "The window was cut into several pieces, and rotted, but I think I can glue it back together!"
But yes. These are the workings of an old-house mind. This summer I saw a demolition notice posted on a tiny 1920s-ish cottage near my church. The first thing that occurred to me was to get out of the car and check the date, in case I could maybe glean some wood flooring.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that instead of being torn down, the cottage (about as big as a two-car garage) and the little neighborhood shop sharing its lot are being fixed up (they're painting the wooden siding instead of slapping on vinyl). There hasn't been a business open in that building for 20+ years. I look forward to further developments.
The Thaddeus W. Bayless House
Built between July 1863 and January 1865, major add/reno between 1890 and 1902
Style = Mutt