My Mom and Mike (my stepdad) own a house just down the street from the Old Vic. While it is not as old as the Old Vic, it is at least 75 years old and is an interesting house, sitting on about an acre.
Anybody that likes old buildings and large yards would love the place. Solid, peaceful, and green, with large trees and open spaces.
Like all old houses, there is work to be done. I’ll post anything interesting here.
A severe storm last week damaged part of my Mom’s house. A badly done 50+ year-old addition was suffering from exposure and rot anyway, and was on the (eventual) list to be modified or somehow repaired…we just hadn’t decided quite … Continue reading
Y’all might recall me and my friend Mike (also my step-dad) have been working on my he and my Mom’s bathroom. Before: What can’t be seen here is the very pronounced un-level-ness of the floor. It was also extremely bouncy, … Continue reading
Some work on my Mom’s bathroom. Pulled it down to the dirt last weekend. This weekend we got to the “going back together” stage. Long day. Joist hanging. Plumbing. Progress made. Very hot/humid. Dust, dirt, and sweat. Arms, jeans, shirt … Continue reading
Me and my friend Mike spent part of the weekend crawling around under my Mom’s new (old) house with a sawzall (otherwise known as “destructor of worlds”). This house is not as old as the Old Vic, but dates back … Continue reading
Replaced bad siding on my Mom’s and stepdad’s house this weekend. It had rotted on the ends and curled away from the house. (there’s some “before” pics around somewhere). Hot work, but we had a reprieve Saturday with overcast clouds … Continue reading
Well, not my new roof (drat). New roof on my Mom and Mike’s place. Hard to believe the roofing crew made such short work of it in this heat.