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An Opportunity Seized

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You may recall the post that I did last year with this beautiful old house that is a couple of miles from where I live. For almost 30 years I have driven past it and wanted to go in and see what it was like inside, but I didn’t want to trespass and I wasn’t sure what kind of critters may have taken up residence. Last weekend as I was driving past and noticed that there where three vehicles there so I quickly swerved to the side of the road and took the opportunity to check it out.

IMG_4535It turns out that it was the owner and a contractor discussing the possibility of restoring the house. There has been so much vandalism and weather damage that it will be a huge undertaking.

IMG_4547People have kicked in many of the doors and stolen mantles from the fireplaces. Such a shame. It is easy still to see the former charm of the house.

IMG_4548The woman was telling the story of how her aunt and uncle had lived there and her fond memories of the place.

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IMG_4550_2A flood from the creek across the road had buckled some of the floors into waves.

IMG_4552The fireplace in the kitchen was huge! She carefully climbed a couple of steps of the rotting back stairway and said that her uncle had had a workshop up there until he moved it to a shed in the back.

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IMG_4554The layers of old linoleum and wallpaper showed the changing styles of its history.

IMG_4555The back porch reminded her of when the chickens would try to roost on the rafters and her aunt would shoo them down with a broom and take them to the chicken house.

IMG_4556I will be anxiously watching to see if she decides that it is worth saving. For now I will save what is left with my photos.

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When Bloggers Get Together

Well…this is the first new post on my new website. I’ve got to get a little tutoring on how to make this all work the way I want it to. The design is by Scheitel Design, a web design company operated by my son Zachary and his assistant Joey. Many thanks to them for the beautiful, new design!

The site has been up and running for a couple of weeks, but I didn’t have time to post anything for a while, because I was busy having fun with my blogger friend Steph, from Belgium (a.k.a. Vladthebat.) The visit was much too short! We spent hours in the studio working on polymer clay projects and other jewelry. I always learn so much from her.

 

 

She came bearing gifts of course. The beautiful butterfly necklace and bracelet and turquoise stone were from her, along with a wonderful stash of Belgium chocolate. The chocolate disappeared to quickly to photograph. :-)

 

 

We took long walks through the countryside. I took her off-roading in our Rhino. We planted flowers and enjoyed the spring weather. The bird in her hands is one that she rescued from Bella the cat. On Wednesday, we took a trip to Nashville and went to bead stores, the newly renovated Opryland Hotel, and a healthy Whole Foods visit.

Friday came too soon and sadly, I had to drop her off at the airport. My husband always threatens to write her a doctor’s excuse so she won’t have to go home. She is officially a part of the family.

Merci Steph for a wonderful visit! You are welcome any time.