Sunday, June 29, 2014

Restoring The Lefere Mansion

So why has it been so quiet on Kammy's Korner?

Because this place.....

ended up being a lot more work than "let's just paint it, clean it, and move in!"

Well, we've been doing a lot of this:

Thanks Mom, and Mom-in-law for all the wall paper help and renting the steamer!!

A little of this:

Some roofing when we need fresh air:

Help comes from the most unexpected places! 
Or maybe "the help goes to help on the most unexpected places" would be more appropriate for this! 
Because it's not that Daniel wouldn't normally help - he's just shocking a few peeps by being up there...

Some rotten wood and floor that wouldn't hold the cat if he stepped on it.
We haul in teachers on summer break when times get desperate.  Shout out to Mr. Archer!

 The Dadman, who has been putting fourteen hour days in since he rolled in from Iowa, said he'd have this kitchen done this week.  DAD, YOU DA MAN!

And the shingles are OFF!  We all put our time in up there, but Jon Losey's brute force really finished the job off quick.  The removal of the shingles sure revealed more rotten spots than we thought were under there.  
And my dad and hubby worked on putting the new metal roof on in the rain on Saturday!
Die hards, I tell ya.
I had a coupon for free ice cream at Culver's, so I treated my dad.  ;)

And while the rest of us work, Ty is dismantling the pretty stone wall to look for bugs...

And since the blog will probably be quiet for another week... now you know why!

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  1. Oh, I can sure relate to this post! Glad to see the progress~~'cause you KNOW that misery loves company! ;-)

  2. Thanks for the update! Can't wait to see it in person someday!!!!


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