Friday, March 27, 2009
The first year was full of surprises and lots of hard work--our old house sat vaccant for 35 years, we didn't have water, and required new electrical service. During the first year we removed all the wallpaper, and repaired and replastered all the ceilings and walls downstairs. Jon insulated the exterior walls and attic. I'm glad most of the dirty work is behind us.
March 2008 to present. We scraped and painted the exterior of the house from the safety of a bucket truck. During the fall of 2008 we added a wood burning furnace and repaired walls in one of the bedrooms upstairs, and started working on upstairs bathroom.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Martha and Gilbert's children, Celia, Edna, and William Snow. Edna Irene Snow (middle) is my great grandmother. Edna wrote daily diaries from 1902 until just before her death in 1959. We are working on a project to transcribe her diaries.
Monday, March 23, 2009
This is the front door view taken from inside the foyer.
Above is the side porch door to enter the red dining room. This door also has birds etched into the glass.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This is our office downstairs. We use the computer every day for several hours. We check the weather, read the news, checkout craig's list, and read old house web forum posts. I do genealogy research and write to new found cousins, and share old old photographs.
When I retire (less than 2 years) I have a ton of work to do. I'm going to create a wonderful yard and flower gardens and during the winter I'm going to transcribe my great grandmother's personal diaries. She started her diaries in 1902, and continued on through the 1950s. I'm looking forward to spending time with my parents and make more recordings talking about their lives.
We got up Saturday morning at 4:30a. Jon let the dogs out and I made coffee "chocolate velvet", and it always smells so amazing. Jon left shortly after to go look at a service body for his work truck, and I rolled out the bolt of drapery fabric and finished the second pair of drapes for our office. Same material I used to make cushions for the spindle couch.