Return

The return air duct seemed to be way over my head, and I just was so uninterested in it every time Kenney brought it up. He was always planning and buying parts and eventually addressed me seriously one day about it. We were going to install the return air vent the next day, starting bright and early. I thought, Great!…

Ignored to Restored

Hello strangers! I’m not even going to look at the date of my last post, but it has certainly been a while…Wow! That long ago, really? You’re probably expecting to find the house fully transformed by now. So I’m on here to post final “After” shots right? Huh! I wish. As usual though, I’m very…

A Wood Furnace

Since the dawn of man, we’ve heated our bodies and homes around a wood fire. Call us old fashion, but that’s exactly what we plan to do! We’ve been working towards installing a wood furnace since we bought the house a year and a half ago. You have no idea how good it feels to…

New Addition!

We recently made a BIG purchase that caused foyer renovations to be that much more pressing. How BIG can a baby be though? Unless it’s followed by grand and is a piano, then it’s pretty big! That’s right. The new addition to our family is a John Wanamaker baby grand piano! So what does this have to…

If you can’t stand the heat…

I have neglected to post lately, because we have mainly been slowly and steadily working on one major project that is still not completed yet…our heat. We chose to go with a wood furnace system that would be vented out a pre-existing but newly lined chimney off the back of the house. It was the only…

Work Hard, Play Hard

It is always more fun to work when you are doing it with family! Well, it was more fun for Kenney and I anyways who normally work alone (although we have often had friends and family over to help). Was it fun for my sister and brother-in-law though, who came to help gruel away in a…