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??

Happy Thanksgiving from Gramp’s Old School

I Am Thankful This year I’ve faced some unexpected challenges and profound changes. I’m still  reflecting on what I’ve learned. I do know I have a lot to be thankful for: I am thankful that Ben is feeling so much better and more like himself after major surgery. I am thankful that our son Philip… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from Gramp’s Old School

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!)

Gramp’s Old School

I Bought This, Now What??!! I am now the proud and slightly dazed owner of a tiny lot complete with a tiny one room school house built in 1850. How did this happen? Well…. I’m not quite sure….it all started one evening as a casual conversation with my parents: Me: “Did you know the school… Continue reading Gramp’s Old School