Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Projects and old buildings

I just got tired of looking at the picture of snow and this one just struck me as good for now.  I think this house is on my profile picture if you can enlarge it.  I don't know the age of the house, but it would be over 100 years old.  Hasn't been lived in for 25 or 30 years.   Just falling down.  It is just down the hill from our place.  Every time I walk by it, I just wish that I could have gotten hold of it before it started falling in.  It is a shame to see it this way.  Structurally, it will stand for a long time.  Roof is gone.  Floors are gone.  It would take a fortune to do, but I don't think it would   be impossible.  There are a lot of big old houses around the country.  Somebody's dream that faded mostly from the thirty's.  All it can be for me is a dream anymore.  Too old to tackle something like that and not near enough cash!

I have enough projects to do that will keep me occupied and out of trouble.  A friend gave us some bricks from and old schoolhouse.  I went and got them yesterday.  A couple of hundred of them.  Enough to do what I want to do.  We will be putting a wood stove in the sleeping cabin and the bricks will be used for that project.  I have the old chicken house full of re-purposed lumber.  Need to get it out and the building fixed up so we can get some chickens in the spring.  Need to finish my workshop in the back of the garage so I can get all my "stuff" out of a borrowed trailer in case it is needed.  The only bad thing about being retired  is you never get a day off.

Thought for the day (and I have used this before, so it isn't Alzheimers....yet) is : Go ahead and take that wooden nickel.  It's probably worth more than our regular money.

God Bless all---johnnyb


  1. Beautiful old house. It's a shame its building materials can't be salvaged. Think of the cost today to replace them, nice old clear cut lumber, fixtures...

  2. I am SURE glad you said the floors and roof are gone or this would be one I'd love to come back to bring back to life. LOVE, LOVE the stone houses. It would be really difficult for me to walk by that one every day!! Any extra ground with it?? lolol

  3. Stephen--Yes it is a shame.

    Carolyn--Love to have you back here again! they are not completely gone. I think it could bought!