Last Friday we shared a story about our friendly neighborhood peanut ghost. Nothing too odd or scary, just a little fun in our house. Whether it is supernatural or rodent, we like to share the story. However, today's story is less quirk and more unexplained. Let me preface this by...
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When we first start talking to people about the fact that we own a house that is 125 years old in an historic district, one of the questions people tend to ask is "So...Is your house haunted?" Some want us to say no (usually the people who think they may...
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In a previous post discussing my black crow obsession as of late, I hinted that I was considering bringing to life Tippi Hedren's character from the classic Hitchcock movie The Birds this Halloween season. Despite feeling rushed for time with an unusually early party this year (now that you know about our trip...
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Wendy and I are still quite exhausted from our week long vacation and car buying excursion to Scandinavia. A six hour time change has left us pretty jet lagged. There you go, that's my excuse for a bit of a light weight post today.Rather than try to post something about house...
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Wendy and I have been out of town on vacation for the last week. Yep, that’s right, we’ve been posting our daily entries from various locations in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Why were we in Sweden? Well, we bought a new car. Yep, I’m serious.Wendy and I just spent the...
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It’s not often that a home in the heart of the historic district of Old Town that was built before the United States was a country comes on the market. It’s even less often that a home in this category is held as an open house. Well, last weekend was...
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If your neighborhood has some houses with good Halloween decorations, raise your hand...Do you see Wendy and I jumping around the room with our hands raised saying "pick me, pick me, pick me!!!" Yep, you probably do, because we love some of the measures the people in Old Town take...
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This past summer's severe weather and the hope for some major snow storms this winter (I love snow and miss that part of living in Ohio) are just another in a long list of events we lived through in our house.  reinforced how great it is to have so many...
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If it hasn't been clear by our string of posts in the fine month of October, we are certified Halloween nuts. From decorating to costumes, spooky party fare to haunting libations, we honestly can't get enough of this lovely holiday. But be warned, this isn't a holiday you can fumble...
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When Wendy and I look through the open house listings for any given weekend, we typically look for one of two things. We’re primarily interested in houses that are either significantly old or seem particularly impressive. This past weekend we were quite happy when we looked at Redfin.com (our go-to...
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Really, that's it, that could be my post for the day, nuff said. I mean, it's so cool that I'm actually using the Internet to sing my praises about how great the Internet is... how meta? The fact is, a lot of what we've accomplished on our renovation would have been...
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As you may be aware, we've been hard at work on our vestibule update for some time now. Stripping, salvaging, sanding, plastering, trimming, caulking, painting, glazing, restoring, and everything else-ing. We've put tons of time into all of the little details to make sure the project looks great, is historically...
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Last Saturday night was one of my favorite nights of the year -- time for our annual Halloween costume party! This year marked the ninth consecutive year of festive fetes, and even though life has been crazy lately with work, house projects, and the blog, I was sooo excited to...
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When you're a renovator, and especially a renovator in old homes, sooner or later you will come to a point where you need to fill a void where regular old wood filler just won't cut it. Whether you encounter a gap that is just a little too wide, need to...
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