Gramp’s Old School We named the school house Gramp’s Old School because my “Gramp,” Richard Tefft Sr. attended the school in the early 1940’s. Two year’s ago my father, Richard Tefft Jr. became “Gramp” to my son, Philip. In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a run down of all the fathers in my life! My… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day From Gramp’s Old School!
Gramp and I truly treasure ever moment we spend at the school house. We make new discoveries every time we’re there. Gramp was doing some yard work a few weeks ago and turned up this pretty marble. Spurred on by this find Em and brother Jesse jumped into treasure hunting! A family friend let us… Continue reading From Trash To Treasure; The School House Continues To Surprise Us!
Whirlwind Week Last week I played the game “Jam as many life events as possible into seven days!” I’m not sure but I think I won! Here’s how it went. Thursday – Pull up flooring in upstairs of new house (revealing original hardwoods) to satisfy appraiser and bank Friday – Drop off dogs, drop off… Continue reading School’s Out: Family Road Trip to Boston for Sissy Sarah’s Graduation! Plus We Moved into Our New (old) House!
Antique Fair with the Fam Makes for a Wild Day! I may have mentioned on Facebook how much I enjoy the Washington County Antique Fair and Flea Market. I’ve already marked my calendar for the next installment, August 4-5. It was even better this year because sissy Sarah made it out for a visit from… Continue reading Hodge Podge Post: I stalk old school houses, worksite update, and Happy Mother’s Day!
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
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
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!