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    Insulated from the world

    Old houses are often considered spooky. That could be a result of mental images from books or movies. Or, it could be because old houses were not insulated, therefore being cold and loud. The echo and/or creaking sound that can occur with the slightest movement can create a spooky feeling. Insulation is the remedy for that spook factor. One small part of our immense cleanup project was to remove feathers that were in the walls. They really aren’t feathers though. They look exactly like feathers but, the feather-like material was actually fiberglass that was stuffed into the space created by the flare of the outer walls. How those acted as…

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    The grass is always greener…

    The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence…not true for us. Since we don’t have a fence yet that could not be true. More so, we are so thankful for the opportunity to restore this farmhouse that we are too grateful and too busy to wish for more. Also not true because we are enjoying our grass, weeds and all, more than we can say. Mowing was fun with our first riding lawn mower. The smell brought great joy. Which of your five senses do you consider your strongest? Of course there are challenges if any of the senses are absent, yet I am going to…

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    I wrote a story about a broken window

    Have you heard the saying “windows are the eyes of your home”? Interesting thought, right? Occupants look out into their world and let the light of day shine through them. In the past, windows were not used the same way we use them today, functionally speaking. The purpose of a double hung window was for ventilation. The top sash would be lowered to allow the hot air to leave the house, while the bottom sash was raised to allow the cool air in. With modern heating and air conditioning, the purpose of a window has changed. The purpose of bringing in light is the motive for much modern construction. Huge…

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    We are Rockin’ it!!!

    Did Rockin’ it get your attention? It’s true though, we are sheetROCKINg it! At this point, it is just delivery and staging but we are excited because progress is progress. This is a milestone because Mr. DIY (can you guess who that is?) didn’t try to do it all himself. The funny part of that is that the guy we hired to help him is a UW Physics graduate. Whatever it takes, right?