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This Old Crack House

From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Then and Now

If you were interested in the "Then" video shots that I posted last week, you will certainly be interested in the "Now" clips. These were taken last week and include the entire first floor. Things have changed dramatacally in the six years since those movies were made. Every room still needs a little work to finish them off. Much is finishing touches on some molding or trim or installing switch plates but there are no more gaping holes in the floors, strips of wood leaning against walls or graffiti on the walls. All the closed up fireplaces have been found and there is still no sign of the lost treasure or our ghost for that matter. On the first floor we can actually pass through every room without going through the same doorway twice. I think doors were considered a vital part of the interior decoration by Victorians.

There are four short clips that walk from room to room totalling 3 minutes 15 seconds with narrative by yours truely. If you have dial-up service like I do then you may not be able to view the entire set because of constant "buffering". If that is the case then you need to download the files and view them off-line. They are all low resolution so making the screen large makes them blurry. Just to prove my clumsy nature in home video recording (using an 8 year old digital camera), when you get to the kitchen clip and hear the thump as I'm about to show you the paintings we bought to hang on the wall, well, that was when I walked into the wheel barrow. It hurt, but I didn't whimper or moan. I just kept on filming .........

Clip 1

Clip 2

Clip 3

Clip 4


At 3/04/2008 12:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a story about the hidden treasure!

At 3/04/2008 12:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your house is sooooooo beautiful. Great work! Thank you for sharing all this!

At 3/04/2008 7:35 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

I love that curving staircase! Thanks for the lovely tour!

At 3/13/2008 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owww! You are a trouper!

Was that a scratching post in the middle of the dining room? My cats want to know.

And what's the story on the newell post in the front hall? Do you have any "before" pictures of it?

At 3/13/2008 8:38 PM, Blogger Gary said...

That is not a scratching post. It is an electric heater used to trick my pellet stove into working when the room temperature drops below 38 degrees. The newell post has always looked like that. The handrail bits are on the floor beside it except the very end bit that attaches to the post. That is missing and I have to reproduce it. The post itself is iron and bolts to the floor with a big square nut in the basement.


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