Monday, June 2, 2008
Historic Cottage Before
We have arrived at Cheney to work on our "historic" house, the town voted to designate the house historic. The house dates between 1880 and 1884. One fun part of restoring a old house is the demo. It's fun pulling square nails out of old walls, and taking pictures of all the old layers of wall paper and flooring. I am mostly the low end labor in the project, getting tools, keeping things organized and clean up work. We also had a great demo crew including my dad, my mom, daughter and her boyfriend. Many hands make light work. The most interesting discovery was a 1881 Christian Journal my husband found in the attic. This photo is a before picture of the concrete shower stall in the spacious bathroom. That's when we found a new discovery a rotting floor beam! Thank goodness my husband has a fix for that. After a long day working, we stopped at Picabu Neighborhood Bistro in Spokane for this great dinner of grilled chicken gyros and desert lime chicken. In tomorrow's blog I'll share some more house photos and even something quilty.