Monthly Archives: January 2011

What Became of the Chimney?

December 26, 2010 In my most recent post (one day I will catch up to where we are actually at in our Prairie Woods house renos!), I told you about finding a roof and chimney inside the spare bedroom wall … Continue reading

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Behind the Wall

Monday, November 1, 2010 I went out to Prairie Woods today by myself to put in a little time tearing out walls.  I have been waiting and waiting to discover a hidden treasure!  No, I didn’t find one today either, … Continue reading

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The Best of Both Worlds

One beautiful fall afternoon, as I sat on the steps of the deck and enjoyed the sunshine and (probably) our last warm temperatures of the year, I admired the expansive views of prairie and sky before me. I was reminded … Continue reading

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Supporting the House

Getting the 880 pound, 33.3 foot long steel I-beams into the basement of the house was a big step accomplished, but simply having them in the basement of course did nothing to actually structurally improve or support the house!  Lifting them … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend, Part Two

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Yesterday was eagerly anticipated and much enjoyed.  My oldest daughter, Kathryn (www.mommykatandkids.com) and her family made the five-hour drive from their home to come for Thanksgiving dinner and an acreage tour.  What fun it was to show … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend, Part One

Sunday, October 10, 2010 Thanksgiving Weekend and lots to be thankful for!  Beautiful, beautiful weather for this time of year in our part of the world, our Elizabeth is home for the weekend (from her first year at college), and … Continue reading

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880 Pounds and 33.3 Feet Long

Early October, 2010 The I-beams have arrived and the concrete footings for the support posts have cured enough to be able to handle the weight of the two-story house.  So . . . it is time to move the two I-beams … Continue reading

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