I’ve Found My People: The Country School Association of America

Country School Association of America Early on in the school house renovation I discovered the Country School Association of America (CSAA). If old schools are your thing (and they are way my thing), then it’s pretty cool! At first I just read their website and Gramp gave me one of their books. Now I’ve had… Continue reading I’ve Found My People: The Country School Association of America

“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!

Demo Part 2: A Little Help From Our Friends

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 Part 1: The Dirtiest Treasure Hunt Ever…(So Much Raccoon Poop!)

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!)