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The House That Was My Great Grandmother's

Two years ago, I stood in front of the house that was my great grandmother’s. I made my father take me there so that I could see the neighborhood where he and my grandparents grew up, so that I could see the two houses that stood next to each other, my grandfather’s family’s house and my grandmother’s family’s house. 773 more words

Life Updates

Day 8 - Treasures

One week in and we are making progress!  The laminate floor is up and the trim is being removed. Anything original is being labelled and transferred to the barn and the rest is finding its way to the dump. 279 more words


The Little Things...

I often wonder about the characters who lived in this grand house decades ago. What were their lives like? Now and then, we get a tiny peek – whether it is a date etched in the cement, a name scribbled on the back of a baseboard, or a small discovered treasure. 244 more words

House Restoration

Classic Black & White for the Master Bath

With the return of winter I keep dreaming of the day when we will have the heated floors in the bathroom. We carved the master bath out of a portion of the very large master bedroom upstairs and to highlight the pitch in the ceiling, instead of it being a detriment Cole installed a beautiful dark wood bead-board ceiling. 317 more words

Finish Work

The Fresno High Holiday Home Tour 2017

This fall, we were approached by the organizers of the Fresno High Holiday Home tour, which raises money for projects in the Fresno High neighborhood and for Fresno High student scholarships.  250 more words

House Restoration

The Long Lost Broken Arrow Remodel Photos!

At last I am so happy to be finding the time to post these never before seen photographs of our Broken Arrow House Restoration! Yay! 272 more words

Sawteeth Carpentry

A Refrigerating Machine

The electric refrigeration unit (the refrigerator) was introduced to the domestic American market in the 1920s; therefore, it is likely that the first residents of the Pine house had a traditional icebox, and that was probably why it was situated on the back porch.  425 more words

House Restoration