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    Raising the roof

    To “raise the roof” means to celebrate, and even shout.  That’s what we are doing here at our old farmhouse as we take one more step to completion.  We have raised the roof or more specifically, raised the ceiling!  We are changing the original design by opening up the ceiling instead of sheetrocking the ceiling attic space.  That change will give a brighter, open feel.  This task is far from easy.  It’s extremely time-consuming and dangerous work in my opinion. None the less, its getting done and the finished outcome will be so rewarding. This has been one of the more challenging projects regarding the shiplap installation. Soon to come…

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    We have a hot tub

    We have a “hot” tub, not a “hot tub”.  In 2005, Paris Hilton began using “that’s hot” as a catchphrase. That might have been her catchphrase, but I’m considering it catchy because our restored clawfoot tub is not a “hot tub” it’s simply “hot” because it’s so good looking.  The best part is that we brought this ugly old tub back to life.   Old tub refinishing process: While we were resurfacing the tub, we also resurfaced the porta-potty sink.  If you recall from a previous post, we called the only previous upstairs bathroom the porta-potty bathroom because it was literally the size of a porta-potty.  We took the closet from…