It is very exciting to share that work is really getting going at the new house. The demo is almost complete, a full dumpster is leaving and another will probably arrive to take all the parts of the house away that are no longer needed. Hmmm… I’ve been doing that in so many places this year…
What doesn’t show is that the wells have been drilled for our geothermal system. That is one of the most exciting things about this project – warmth and cooling from the ground!
Moving inside, we have open ceilings, the old kitchen gone, the wall between kitchen and the living room has been removed, and there are lots of old, vibrant, colors showing through. She has good bones and some other parts… that need attention.
This view is from the back door looking through to the front of the house.
Speaking of which, now there is a temporary support in, because the beam above is warped and cracked and, the post it is standing on is only supported by a cinder block on the dirt floor of the basement. Not expected, and so it shall be fixed with a new beam and proper support in the basement.
This view is from the future master closet through dining room to family room.
We also discovered a window at the end of the bathroom, and exterior siding is visible from the master bedroom. This information implies that the master bedroom was also an addition. Frankly, half of the house has been an addition that was cobbled on at one point or another. Now, I am thankful for that, as it gives me about a 1350 square foot footprint to live within. The original house was a trailer in 1939 from what we have been told, so this is a vast improvement.
And finally, some more pretty colors, this is my current knitting project. I am making a blanket of many knitted “quilt squares” from a pattern called Mitered Crosses. I think I have seven squares done here, and am looking to get to at least twelve. The colors are many skeins of Noro Silk Garden and the gray is Noro Retro.
It helps me to have something to keep my hands busy with!
Besides that, and recovering from chemo cleanse, we are very busy doing all the shopping and deciding for the house. Floors, kitchen, bathrooms, appliances…. so much to choose. When possible, we are going green and repurposed or recycled. Second Chance, Habitat’s Restore and The Loading Dock are my new favorite places.
Right now we are looking for a new old post that will support the end of that beam from above. We may have to go to some Pennsylvania storage yards to find it though, haven’t found one locally as yet. eBay is great, and shipping cross-country isn’t a viable option.
Well, I hope you are all well and enjoying your holiday season. Updates on the house, treatment and the storage container situation will continue as I am able to get to the computer and get writing,