The House – Part 2

Ok, so we have this house. It has all these interesting levels. Four steps up to the entry way where, after you are inside on the landing you have to go down three steps on the right to the kitchen or go straight ahead followed by three steps down to the living room. If you don’t want to do either of those, you have your choice of heading off 90* to your left and …. up four steps (or is it five?) to reach two bedrooms and the main bathroom. If none of those appeal to you, wrap a 360 to the left and head up to the second floor. The second floor to the left is sort of above the kitchen and dining room and houses a hall, a closet and the room I have claimed as my studio. To the right you face five steps up to two small rooms that were dubbed bedrooms back in 1931 with a bathroom tucked between.


So now you need pictures. Unless I mention otherwise, these are all lower level.

New hole in the wall reinforced so that the Bobcat can go in and dig

dirt and foundation dug out so far (minus what has already been hauled away)

the former laundry room. This will become a bedroom with three windows plus a door to the 3-season porch

outside corner of that future bedroom.

another view of living room window above, Bobcat below and a lot of debris

The construction here was upright boards on the inside, slanted boards on the outside and stucco over the top. And no – I am not going to have siding on the lower level when we are done.

All of this looked much better than the As tonight who managed to pitch horribly, strand runner after runner on base and otherwise leave me feeling absolutely no guilt for heading home after the 7th Inning stretch to get warmer.

The best that the score board looked all night. Before the game…

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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