Just when we thought we were making appropriate, appallingly slow progress on renovations, we came home one evening to find a quarter of our foyer ceiling on the floor. At this point we deemed the plaster unsafe to remain, and Matt with a few wrist flicks had the rest of the ceiling on the floor.… Continue reading A Spring to Remember- 2018
The blog has been quiet not because there is nothing happening, but because progress is very slow. Being back at work means that the free time we do have we choose to spend with our daughter rather than renovate, so work happens in spurts of an hour at a time. We have also spent more… Continue reading New Year, and nothing to update! Lies!
So after a few days of work by Matt and other family members, the chimney was dropped to the second floor bathroom. This past Sunday we decided to make the big push to drop it all the way. After a long 12 hours of work, Matt and I were able to see from the attic… Continue reading The Chimney is Down… Mostly
I have already posted my feelings on how things must get worse before they get better. The staircase restoration has been true to the tale. We knew when we moved in, that there were a few dips in the floor, and that before we got too far into any real work we should take the… Continue reading The Chimney…
Renovations have taken a back seat this week as we have made a trip to Toronto. Between appointments, and a couple of Jay's games, we took visit to The Door Store. They have a wide assortment of antique hardware, archtechtuals, registers and and reproductions spread over two floors. I thoguht I had died and gone to… Continue reading Who would notice if I paid 125 dollars to restore the closet rods?
We are at the stage in the renovation where as we start to pull back the layers and make a big mess we start to wonder what we were thinking. At this point it has everything to do with timing. Nothing we are finding is surprising or alarming. Cracks (check) Repairs made with duct tape… Continue reading You can’t make omelettes without breaking eggs…
One of the most impressive things about the back yard was the large ash tree that dominated the back corner. We knew looking at it that it would eventually have to come down, but we were hoping it would be later rather than sooner. Unfortunately this spring in a wind storm, a large branch was… Continue reading The Tree