Friday, 25 February 2011

We renovated.......

We bought our house the same month we got married in 1988.  It was over 130 years old and seemed like a good idea to buy when we were 19 and 22 years old.  Over the last 20+ years we have slowly chipped away at the things that needed to be renovated, including a major 3 month renovation in 1998 where we moved out for 3 months and lived in a travel a lake...with no hot water oh and did I mention that our boys were 6 and 3 years old at the time?  That is a story for another day.  Last summer we tackled the remaining 2 rooms that hadn't been renovated in 1998.  They were formerly a kid's playroom and a laundry room/bathroom and we moved our washer and dryer upstairs to a closet in the hall and changed the playroom into a spare bedroom and the laundry room into a bathroom.

We had to strip off all the old plaster, replace the sub floor etc.  We did find some interesting things in the wall  including a newspaper from Scotland from 1866, a clay pipe, and a tiny leather child's shoe.

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