How tiny is too tiny? Musings on the tiny house movement

Our house in Argyle is officially under contract (we hope to close around mid May)! Our realtor Abbey McCormick has been amazing! She was our realtor for the schoolhouse and now she’s stuck with us (I’m kind of high maintenance). We have to find a place to live stat! Here’s how a few of the… Continue reading How tiny is too tiny? Musings on the tiny house movement

“A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built of love and dreams” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve introduced our school house to a lot of new friends. As we continue to tell our story it has really hit home (pun intended) how very much the school house means to our family. Whenever I drive by it Philip says “Mommy’s school house” (and he’s only been… Continue reading “A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built of love and dreams” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Warning! Budding Preservationists at Work!

A couple of weeks ago we had a representative out from the State Office of Historic Preservation. We learned so much about how our school house was built. This has put us forward leaps and bounds as we (almost) close the door on demo and focus on how to put it all back together. We… Continue reading Warning! Budding Preservationists at Work!

Notes From Gramp’s Work Bench

Winter Progress Update Hurray! Last Saturday the weather finally warmed up enough for us to get over to the school house and do some work! First Em, Gramp, and myself had a project meeting to check in and do some planning. Then on to the school house! Gramp is kind of in charge of the… Continue reading Notes From Gramp’s Work Bench

D-I-Why Me??

DIY BBRRRR!! It’s still too chilly to work at the school house! So I decided to take on a few decorative DIY projects with some of the materials we salvaged. I’ve been particularly intrigued by the slate. I’ll start by saying I am not one for “crafting” and have rarely used a power tool. Since… Continue reading D-I-Why Me??

167 Years Young

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