The Einsel House
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The Good Old Summertime
- Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Authors: KimberlyThe last few days have been classic summer. On Sunday we had a family reunion and then I took the kids on the local preservation society's annual garden tour. I thought the kids' patience would last through maybe four or so gardens, but they wanted to see all eight. I've got some great kids! Then for...
A Sunday Stroll
- Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012
The heat of the day was starting to pass and it seemed like a lovely evening for a walk, so I told Charles the route I planned to take and I set off. I'd walked most of my planned route before. But then Charles had dropped the kids and I off on the creek road and we walked back home. Tonight I was by myself and I...
In the Details
- Published on Friday, 15 June 2012
Authors: KimberlyI have enjoyed poring over the details revealed in the 1906 picture of our house that we were recently given. In many ways the picture confirms that thus far we've been historically accurate in our work on the house. The joint finish of the mortar in the 1906 stone walls appears to match the joint finish our masons...
Be Still My Heart
- Published on Monday, 28 May 2012
Two cousins continued a tradition this Memorial Day. One journeyed up from the south and the other down from the north. They met each other in the middle, to visit together the graves of their ancestors. But they added an extra stop this year, visiting the stone house that was in their family from 1901-1997....
For You, Mom
- Published on Sunday, 13 May 2012
Authors: KimberlyYou've been asking for another post here for a few weeks now and since you're on the opposite side of the country right now and any other gift will have to wait until you're home, here's an Einsel House post for you today. Happy Mother's Day! : )
The basement windows at this house have been an issue as long as we have owned...
- Published on Monday, 02 April 2012
Authors: KimberlyFor the past few weeks I've been anxiously watching the weekend weather forecasts, fingers crossed for good weather. I've got multiple projects started and more that I'm itching to start. But a few days ago Charles politely suggested that perhaps I should finish a current project (or three) before I take on anything...
Fourteen Months Later....
- Published on Sunday, 26 February 2012
Authors: KimberlyI got a phone call from my mom after church this morning asking if she could stop by with some sections of baseboard for our living room. (A mere fourteen months after the last post on this topic here.) I had no idea my mom had been working on these and the unexpectedness of her surprise made it even more exciting to...
But did it land on its feet?
- Published on Wednesday, 01 February 2012
Authors: KimberlyFrom the British Daily Mail - "Bringing old homes up to scratch is nothing out of the ordinary for property renovators Andrew and George Hartley,
But this professional couple nearly jumped out their skin when greeted by their most recent form of preservation - as a mummified cat fell on them.
The couple got a face full of the...
- Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Authors: KimberlySince I've been getting some none too subtle hints that I'm long overdue for a post here I decided to share a couple of pictures from two projects I'm currently working on. The picture of Cecilia at right was taken a few weeks ago when I was just starting to build doors for the shed that dominated most of my posts from last...
- Published on Thursday, 15 December 2011
Authors: KimberlyI've got a whole list of antique furniture I'd like to bring home to the Einsel House, but I realize it will be years before I could ever find (and afford) all the pieces I want. The highboy style dressers in our bedroom and Neil's are nice, but I daydream about replacing them with something more Empire style from...