New Letter Find
- Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Authors: Jason and HeatherWell not exactly new, I found it over a year ago but am just now getting around to posting it. A few years ago I posted about a letter that I found on e-bay that was written by J. A. Aycock, one of the first residents of the house.
Here is that letter again:
Well a year or so later I did another search on E-bay and just...
William Morgan Aycock
- Published on Friday, 20 July 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherI am constantly researching the history of the house. A few years back I pulled all the mantles off the walls looking for things that might have fallen behind the mantle. I found many things, one of them I already posted about was a wedding invitation from 1904. I also found two other letters from 1904. These were in much...
- Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherWe've been doing a lot of work on the house lately. One of the projects has been the upstairs hall.
This is what it looked like when we bought the house:
And here are some current pictures:
For the past two weeks I've been running electrical to new lights and outlets, putting up crown and trim, caulking the cracks in the...
Whole House Fan
- Published on Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherWe've talked about getting a whole house fan for a long time. On cool mornings I open up the house and use a few box fans in the doors to cool the house down, I can usually cool the house down enough to last most of the day without running the air. We've talked about how much quicker and easier it would be with a whole...
Researching for Historical Accuracy - picket fences
- Published on Thursday, 10 May 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherHistorical Accuracy is very important to me in restoring my house. So when JC posted a comment about my picket fence being historically accurate I decided to make a post on the research I did before building my fence.
Over the years I've seen numerous old house photos and one one of the things I noticed was that most...
- Published on Thursday, 03 May 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherWhat started out as a quick trim-up of the bushes turned into a huge project.
The hedge I was trimming is the Boxwood hedge on the north side of the house, it has gotten extremely overgrown. Not to mention the 18' Oak trees growing up through them. I was holding back on cutting them down because they were great trees and...
- Published on Thursday, 19 April 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherWe ended up selling our Parlor furniture and moving the Living room furniture in here because we turned the Living room into a Bedroom in preparation for the new baby.
Here are a few Parlor pics.
Our New Baby II
- Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherOn April 7th we welcomed our second child, Lachlan Garrett, into the world.
I have done a lot of work on the house but I need to finish up a few more things before it's post-worthy.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherWe decided to paint over the wallpaper in the parlor. You may remember about a year and a half ago I was trying to scrub the wallpaper. It cleaned up ok but it was still discolored.
It doesnt look so bad in the picture but in person it wasn't good. So we decided to go ahead and paint over it. In the end I'm glad we decided...
Dining Room / Kitchen Doorway
- Published on Wednesday, 04 January 2012
Authors: Jason and HeatherAnother project I completed is the doorway between the dining room and the kitchen. This is what it looked like before:
The first thing I did was to make and install the threshold. The kitchen floor is about 2" higher than the dining room floor because of all the leveling I had to do in the kitchen.
I used a piece of 5 1/4"...