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    I am floored!!!

    We were pleasantly surprised when we dug past all the mess in this old house to reveal the original fir wood floor.  The downstairs bathroom was the only room that required floor removal because of some dry-rotted areas. Removing the fir from that room, which will be replaced with tile, gave enough fir material to patch some areas throughout the house that needed patching.  This was one of many times that I thought “how did he know how to do that?” yet he did.  He, being my crew of one (crew of one is my term of endearment for Paul in case you have not been reading previous blog posts).…

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    Stay tuned while we go to commercial break

    You may recall from a previous post we acknowledged we aren’t like HGTV from the standpoint we don’t have a crew that sweeps in to get the job done in a week.  We also don’t have commercial breaks.  We don’t have that time during the project when a dramatic situation is revealed, bringing with it a big surprise setback. An example of such a setback could be something like discovering a crack in the foundation wall.  On the shows, the dramatic element is revealed as the big decision is made as to how to proceed within the budget. ...The show goes to commercial break… Our farmhouse restoration does not get…

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    Welcome distractions

    Its been a while since we’ve written a post.   What can I say…we’ve been distracted. We are excited to make a lot of progress on our restoration this summer.  It would be so exciting to dig in and have the house completely finished in the fall. We know that’s not going to happen because, although we plan to really dig in and work hard, we will not compromise the welcome distraction of friends and family.  This farmhouse restoration is personal, it’s not a “get it done” project. We are restoring and making this place home. We are doing so with quality and love. To outsiders, the progress might seem slow…