2018 in Review A lot of things happened in 2018! For the school house it was a year of preparation and planning. For our family it was a time of changes big and small. Two of my sibling graduated (one from high school and one from grad school). Gramp and Em officially have an empty… Continue reading 2018 in Review and What’s Up for 2019
Summer is Here The heat has gotten to me and I’m delusional with projects in both houses, summer trips, and a new found addiction to auctions and estate sales. We’ve been in the house in the village for about two months now and we absolutely love it. The location is perfect, the layout is wonderful… Continue reading Summer Fun and Winter Prep
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!
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
It’s For the School House!! As I paced around my house trying to figure out how to relieve my cabin fever I stopped at the 30 or so boxes of books that we never unpacked when we moved back. Every now and then Ben or I will mention that we really needed to get some… Continue reading Buried in Books
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??