Here's the latest....this is the old dining room and as you can see, there is only one beam holding up the summer bedroom! AND we still slept there last night just to test its strength! It was okay and we'll sleep there a few more nights.
I'd love to get a picture of us eating out in the old dining room in coats, hats, and mitts at a table with candles lit etc. as if there was nothing different!
They found an old shiny metal decoration for a wood stove in the crawl space beneath this room. I was kinda hoping for a more valuable treasure like the family jewels or a trunk full of gold pieces but I'll keep it. Oh, and there was a child's ironing board!
I sit beside a lady in choir whose childhood friend lived in this house and whose three kids I taught. She's going to e-mail her all the pics I've taken and the one of the toy ironing board. Who knows? It may be hers or even her mother's.
Just yesterday, my husband was talking to the builder on his lunch break when his secretary appears in the back yard with a lady in tow; his next patient! They figured he'd be back there and this lady really wanted to see the progress of the addition. Luckily, we know her quite well and she has a great sense of humour, quipping, "I can just lie down on this steel beam!"
The builder got a real chuckle out of this as he is a patient too!
I love the friendly and warm connectedness when these kinds of things happen. It's great to be in a small town.
****(Every time I take a pic and the builder is there, he laughs when I say, "Okay, pretend you're working!"
Ha! These guys are so strong and really slug a long day.)
Labels: house reno, old house treasures, small town feeling