I had every intention of organizing the mess in the cellar today, because I need to make room for a whole house worth of trim (but not before removing approximately a million billion quadrillion nails – I’m totally not exaggerating. There A LOT of nails). The situation is dire, and I need to make room […]Read More A rabbit hole
(a bit of a rant) It makes me sad when old houses are stripped of their detail. Not only is the craftsmanship amazing, the old growth trees that were harvested for all of our pretty ornamentation are long gone. I know a lot of people don’t share my opinion, but old houses are such a finite […]Read More Kilian Brothers
(actually these were painted, dirty and discarded things, but we’ll get to that in a moment) Ah focus. Some people have it, I don’t. I’m easily distracted by possibilities, by day dreaming and by imagining the worst of the worst case scenarios. Yet, once in a while, I will spring into action at a moment’s […]Read More I totally have a plan and I’m going to – LOOK! SHINY THINGS!
It is a magnificent feeling to step in cold water (of questionable cleanliness) first thing in the morning. Not fully awake, still in your pajamas and flip-flops. Yep. Awesome. This is the landing of our cellar steps. Pictured here is enough water to cover my foot, and is a small sample of what was in our cellar. […]Read More Then there was this
Progress has been slow these days and work happens in fits and bursts. In the 3 years since we’ve taken over care of the Pink Lady, there has been a grad school graduation, a new job, and a miscellany of small events that go along with being an adult (ha!). In other words, life continues […]Read More Austerity (or the fear of unannounced visitors)