Our Very Old House

This is the beginning of what will be our new bathroom at our house in my hometown. The last of the dirty slat wood! Yes, it is a very OLD house. Actually, it was two buildings that were put together way back when and made into a house. It looks to have been a second hand store at one time.

This is what we found when we took the siding off to put new on. We have asked around but no one remembers it. It might just be that long ago. Interesting.

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Back to the bathroom, the history of the bathroom has had many occupants before now.
First moved in:
Oldest son’s room (he was a toddler and didn’t sleep in it much) 🙂
An office
The daughter had it as her bedroom for years.
The two youngest boys shared it for awhile.
My dad’s room for about six months.
Lastly, a computer and art room.

It’s final purpose will be our wonderful big bathroom. I bet it takes a good year to get done. I am just glad we don’t have to live in it while we are working on it like all the other remodels. A short weekend will be just enough time and then high tail it out of there back to where we currently live. It has definitely been an interesting challenge. Hubby and I call it “An Adventure”! 🙂

5 Yr Journal – July 4-10

July 4
Question? ______ is funny.
Year 2012
Grocery shoppers, they stock up on a lot of junk food and a lot of alcohol, but it is fun.
Year 2013
My boys are funny. They come up with the craziest things. It was a fun trip to Oberlin.

July 5
Question? What is your motto?
Year 2012
Try to be nice and not judge others. Try to forgive those that hurt me. Try not to gossip.
Year 2013
Just be me and not what others want me to be. Smile. Be positive as much as possible.

July 6
Question? Who is your best friend?
Year 2012
My husband. He is the one who encourages me to be my best and to shoot for my dreams. Really no close girl friendships.
Year 2013
My husband. Always making me laugh and smile. We like a lot of the same things.

July 7
Question? What’s the next book you want to read?
Year 2012
Reading the V.C. Andrews series from start to current. Love her books. Have almost all of them.
Year 2013
My new found blogger friend and author, Maddie Cochere, her 2nd book Big Apple Hunter. Love the first book!

July 8
Question? What do you have to lose?
Year 2012
Nothing, if I play smart and use my head. Treat others nicely, even if they don’t me. Karma will win.
Year 2013
I hope nothing. I have lost a lot in the past. I think I have learned. Not a lot of close family left to lose.

July 9
Question? Today was delightful because _____
Year 2012
It is getting closer to when hubby and daughter are coming home from overseas!
Year 2013
The boys and I just chilled today. I finished reading a book. Hubby was home and we watched TV. He made me a tuna melt. YUM.

July 10
Question? When was the last time you spoke to your parents?
Year 2012
My dad in 2009, he is now passed on. My mom a few weeks ago when my dad died. We text though a lot.
Year 2013
Dad passed a year ago. It has been a few months since talking to mom. They didn’t raise me.
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