Monday, June 18, 2007

I'm getting there

I spent most of the weekend cleaning and unpacking some small stuff that was still in a few boxes. I still have a little bit of stuff in 1 box in the den, and 1 box in the living room. I was able to get some things in the basement this morning that belonged down there. I still have one box in the kitchen that I have not even brokien the seal on yet. That box has my great-great-grandmothers plate in it. That the last thing I am going to do is unpack it. I want to make sure nothing happens to that plate. I'm getting all the photos hung. The stair case makes a great art gallery. The heat here has already hit 100 degrees. I am lucky that the one room that has AC is this one. Maybe I should buy me a single bed to go in here. NA, I love my Jenny bed. It is so cumfy. LOL

Last year I bought so graphics from PC Crafter, in the deal they promissed to send you a disk of your choice from their Clipart Collection. Well I have been waiting months and months and months as you can see. Well I sent them a nasty e-mail saying they had more than enough time and I wanted my disk or I was going to the BBB. Well how suprising they got the disk in and I got mine today in the mail. Would I ever buy another disk from them? Not NO but HELL NO. They can't be trusted.

This adorable little house is over 200 years old. It has a rock foundation. Yes you read that right, a rock foundation. It was built in 3 sections. The origanal is where the living room and the laundry room are. Part of that section of the house has been updated to a bathroom complete with slopping ceilings so you can't hang a standard shower curton, but we devised a way to put a shower curton in there. We custom make it, then put those sticky hooks on the ceiling and use ribbon to hang it.

The second part of the house is the part where this room is, "the bedroom", MY DEN and the second part of "the living room", MY BEDROOM are. One part of this room was converted to wall to wall closest. Just don't have anything long to hang in it.

The yellow line that I drew on the photo is level, so that brings us to the next issue with this house. This side of the house has settled and as you can see nothing on this side is level anymore. But we do have s solution for that problem it is called wedges. LOL My son-in-law found the wood to do this with and I think it is really wood siding.

So we just wedge under the side that is low, as you can see here the wedge under the edge of my desk. Now speaking of desk. There was some swaping going on when it came to desk. I gave mine to my youngest daughter and my oldest daughter gave me hers to keep from having to move desk all over the place. Seeing this one was already in the house. So my son-in-law was sweet enough to move it upstairs for me. Well, the issue with the desk is that it was built before the tall towers came out either that or I just built to big of a computer. LOL Well the first problem was that once I put the tower in, I could not close the door on it, then the the board across the back was to low and I could not push the tower under it. Well I spent the most part of a day having to cut the back out of the back of the desk so that I could get my tower into the compartment. Only the compartment is such that you could not get power tools in there to cut it with. Boy did I have fun. But the slope is good for some things, like book shelves that are full ove CD's and papers. The slpoe helps to keep those things on the shelves. LOL Nothing like using things to your advantage. Did I mention the fact that there was 2 fire places in the house. One in each section of the down stairs. The one in part 1 of the house is so bad that it is just covered over.

It would have been behind the entertainment unit there. You can see that the wall is on a angle. The second fire place is in my bedroom. OWWWWWWWWW Darn and I don't have a man. LOL This is one of the things I love about this house. The other fire place would have looked just like this one.

Then we come to part 3 of the house. The kitchen. Well the kitchen is a really nice size and once again it has sloped ceilings. But it also has these great little cabnits built along the wall. You can see how much cabnit was added to the kitchen. The stove is on the low side of kitchen also. Which means, watch your head when your cooking and you have no light over there. LOL. But don't ask me why, who ever built the 3rd piece of the house built it 6 inches lower than the rest of the house so you have to step down to get into the kitchen.

Now we come to the best part of the house. The fully shaded back yard. When I say fully shaded I mean just that. The back yard is shaded all day long. there are 3 great big trees on this little bitty property that are as old as the house is and they keep the back yard just as cool as can be.

This is a small section of the back yard and that is the kitchen you see. I have the table sitting on a bamboo rugand if you look close you will find Bear in her favorite spot. The kitchen window. LOL Well, that is my new home and I hope you enjoyed learning about this wonderful little house. And we won't talk about what it takes to get into the basement.


SarahB said...

What a neat house! Thanks for sharing it with us!

stater said...

Cute home Grandma... wish I was there to help ya get settled!