Backyard, Musings, Restoration, Staircase, Uncategorized, updates, Yard

New Year, and nothing to update! Lies!

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!

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Who would notice if I paid 125 dollars to restore the closet rods?

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?

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You can’t make omelettes without breaking eggs…

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…

Backyard, Uncategorized, Yard

The Tree

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