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!
Missed You! Hey friends it’s been a few weeks! Gramp and I got a little distracted this month and yep, it’s still cold outside. This post is a bit of a catch all to let you know what we’ve been up to! On the Market Our house in Argyle is on the market! I’ve been stealing… Continue reading Winter Update
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