* Westley has never had his own space. The last time our living arrangements included more than one bedroom was when he was 3 years old in Chicago, and at that point he had absolutely no interest in leaving our bedroom (and we had zero interest in cleaning out the "guest room"). The general situation … Continue reading A Room of One’s Own
While I believe this statement wholeheartedly, the damn things are also a lot of work. One1 of my favorite things about the house has always been the massive, old, original2 windows all over the place. That's a lot of windows. That's not even one side of the house. Unfortunately, the windows have not been re-glazed3 … Continue reading Wood Windows Rule
When I told my dad we found an amazing house (albeit in need of some work) he was very supportive and confident we could do many repairs ourselves. He offered his help on anything and everything we needed. I told him the roof had to be replaced, but he was not concerned: we'd all repaired … Continue reading The Roof.
Built in 1870 for the Superintendent of the New York Milk Company (later known as the Borden Milk Company), the house is a dream come true. Sure, it's lacking walls, has no running water or electricity, and urgently needed a new roof when we purchased it in January, 2019. But look at it! It is … Continue reading The House