Category Archives: This Old House

Esmerelda, circa 1900

You may know that we bought a house as a hobby project. Some people collect stamps, others knit, but we’ve taken on renovation¬†of a century-old house. We’re somewhat embarrassed that, even though our house once belonged to the former head … Continue reading

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An Unwelcome Tenant

In winter, renovations have stopped on our hobby house, but any time we’re in the area we ¬†try to stop in and make sure everything’s still good at the house, check the mail, look to see if the basement is … Continue reading

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Plaster & Lath, Oh My!

We put the kids to work busting down Esmerelda‘s walls. Even our 9 year old niece was put to work — and boy was she eager to use that hammer! I think Hunter, 12, wins for really committing to the … Continue reading

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Ta-Da!

We got our fixer-upper in Elbow Lake! There will be plenty to show off while we work on restoring her (keep an eye on the This Old House category). But for now, you can see a photo of her. Yes, … Continue reading

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