An Adventure In Old Home Recovery


This is the page dedicated to the Parlor of the Victorian building.

November 3rd Update

Saturday Project Update: Today was a day filled with a mix of emotions. The guy we have installing the furnace won’t run the propane pipes needed in the house, and the propane company said they couldn’t run the pipes in the house for a few weeks, we called a third company to come in an […]

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October 5th Update

Project Joists update: Holy Hera. As predicted, two rooms worth of floors had to be removed. Literally. The dry rot, real rot, and flooring damage was not able to be salvaged. But, by the Gods, this contracting team went all gangbusters on it, and the house is still standing! Even without a main girder to […]

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October 3rd Update

Project update: Last week was measuring the space in the attic, so not much to report there. Today however, the wait is over. The joists and girder replacement has begun! After fighting for several weeks with multiple banks for a loan, the funds are in place and the work started in the back of the […]

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September 4th Update

Massive Project Update: Friday. I went to the Liberty house and did all the measuring I could throughout the building. The result is to know every width of molding, window, door, wall, and everything to the inch so that we can plan out where to put all the things! I was able to get everything […]

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August 9th Update

Project day six: It’s like I’m documenting something big here. Went to the Post Office in Highland to pick up the boxes that they refuse to deliver to my house now that it is on a “Private Road”, since my neighbor put his last name on the driveway. Got all the stuff, and went to […]

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August 4th Update

Second day recap: Started with an adventure up into the “wilds of upstate” known as near the Ashokan Reservoir to pick up a heavy duty scaffold in order to do more work on the house. Then we drove to Liberty with the thing strapped to the top of the car and took the scenic route […]

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July 28th Update

There is a Corvid or two that notes when I arrive at the house each time. I hear them cawing to each other. The front stairs are fixed. Back in place with three support columns on a concrete base. Only the side rails need to be put back on. That’s on the docket for next […]

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July 20th Update

The day’s events: Picked up some more stuff needed from Dollar Tree and the local ACE Hardware. Went to the Town Hall and figured out the list of Permits I’ll need to get things done. The Yard Maintenance team showed up and did the requested work on the property. It really looks good now. I […]

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First Photos – Parlor

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