edit: due to so many responses I figured I would give some more info! We still own the house, but it needs a new roof and the basement/foundation is pretty destroyed due to a flood that happened(caused by the squatters). Its a massive house as well: 6 bdrm, 2 bath, kitchen bar opening over the living room, sun porch, workshop in the basement, den etc. My father was in the middle of remodelling when we moved out...so it also has an un-used fully equipped bathroom, kitchen cupboards, basement bedroom among other things. Why did we leave? My father met someone and we moved into her home, 14 years ago! Who knows what will happen with this place!
the story: This is my old house. I've lived in roughly 30 places in 25 years and this was by far my favorite. Though my father owned the house we moved out randomly, leaving most of our things inside. After a few years some kids broke in and squatted there for awhile, pretty much destroying everything in the house including our belongings. I took a quick walk through last week for the first time in 12 years!
This is the front yard, which used to be all grass. Once upon a time, you could see the massive sun porch attached to the front of the house!
my old bedroom
the backyard, which used to be have to have tons of flower gardens and a massive garden. It is now all raspberry bushes, surrounding a caved in tool shed.