Gramp’s Jumping in as guest blogger this week! Take it away Gramp! How did they build stuff in 1850? So I sat drinking my coffee on Thanksgiving morning drooling over the home improvement store Black Friday sale fliers shouting: I want this saw for the school house! I need this whiz bang laser level thingy… Continue reading 167 Years Young
Will the Real Gramp Please Stand Up When we chose the name “Gramp’s Old School” it was to recognize that my grandfather attended the school and that my father (my son’s grandfather) is saving the school. I also liked it because I think a lot of people had a Gramp or Gram that attended the… Continue reading A Hop into History
I Am Thankful This year I’ve faced some unexpected challenges and profound changes. I’m still reflecting on what I’ve learned. I do know I have a lot to be thankful for: I am thankful that Ben is feeling so much better and more like himself after major surgery. I am thankful that our son Philip… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from Gramp’s Old School
We’ve had a lot of people ask us “So what are you going to do with the school house?” Haha, that’s a great question. We ask ourselves that every day (just kidding, we have a few ideas). We do know that we want to be super respectful of the history of the school and retain… Continue reading No Really….Now What??
Author’s Note: after similar feedback from Em, Ben, and Jason Tefft regarding the last blog post I promise not to mention pxxp at all this time. Saturday So…Saturday and Sunday were big days at the school house. Ben and I were there bright and early (which means like 10:30 am when you have a sick… Continue reading Demo Part 2: A Little Help From Our Friends
Demo Interior demo was a massive five-day undertaking. There’s so much to share that I’m going to divide it over several posts. Gramp took time off of his regular 50 hours a week plus job to do a lot of the heavy lifting on this part of the project. I came prepared to follow Gramp’s… Continue reading Demo Part 1: The Dirtiest Treasure Hunt Ever…(So Much Raccoon Poop!)
Weekend 1 I capitalized the word WORK for a reason! The lot is so over grown that the brush reaches my shoulders. Our first weekend was spent literally whacking a path to the school house front door. Gramp got distracted by the interior again so we spent some time remarking on the moldings and pawing… Continue reading Yard WORK