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Restify in the Country

March 26, 2015

I know. It has been a long dry spell. To get back in the swing of things, I am posting mostly pictures. Enjoy the countryside and the trespassing and the construction… It should be a moving experience. (Read the captions, please.)

Of course... there are a lot of country roads between here and there...

Of course… there are a lot of country roads between here and there…

Of course I had permission to be here

Of course I had permission to be here

None of the images are creepy at all

None of the images are creepy at all

Just another house abandoned on the prairie; like a ghost you can look right through it.

Just another house abandoned on the prairie; like a ghost you can look right through it.

The light through an etched glass window.

The light through an etched glass window.

It’s my first blog in a while and I am crossing bridges before I come to them. Let this image sink in – you will see more of this house soon.

The house for a dollar and a friend who wanted a new house.

The house for a dollar and a friend who wanted a new house.

I had the chance to design, stick by stick... but then The Farm House. Free except for some paperwork.

I had the chance to design, stick by stick… but then The Farm House. Free except for some paperwork.

Oh, the antiques stay? Yes, please and thank you.

Oh, the antiques stay? Yes, please and thank you.

Original wash sink in the summer kitchen? Yep.

Original wash sink in the summer kitchen? Yep.

Quarter-sawn red oak built-ins and flooring throughout? Yay!

Quarter-sawn red oak built-ins and flooring throughout? Yay!

Hand carved trim that is its own special hand-built hell to remove? Bring. It. On.

Hand carved trim that is its own special hand-built hell to remove? Bring. It. On.

Look closely - here's the most uplifting part of the story

Look closely – here’s the most uplifting part of the story

It is downright motivational...

It is downright motivational…

Call it the wind beneath the  wings of my Catch-22

Call it the wind beneath the wings of my Catch-22

The house moved 22 miles.  with more than one 'catch' in that distance.

The house moved 22 miles. with more than one ‘catch’ in that distance.

The first move was about 5 feet due "UP" and then 60 feet or so East

The first move was about 5 feet due “UP” and then 60 feet or so East

Wheels up. (So to speak)

Wheels up. (So to speak)

Backing into the site.

Backing into the site.

Trucks. Of course. Fords!

Trucks. Of course. Fords!

Breaking out plaster and lathe with help from the kids.  (After taking off the trim and labeling the specific position... and UGH... my brain is melting....

Breaking out plaster and lathe with help from the kids. (After taking off the trim and labeling the specific position… and UGH… my brain is melting….

 

Looking up from the basement side of the house.

Looking up from the basement side of the house.

 

 

This is the view from the walk-out basement

This is the view from the walk-out basement

So there are many things moving here. Mainly a house. Stay tuned…

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2 Comments
  1. David Sutton permalink

    It’s good to hear from you again. Love the house.

  2. Cowboy Hank permalink

    Welcome back. The house looks like it’s going to be fun.

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