Friday, April 27, 2012

On Tap for Today

.......so the old garage comes down on Monday.  The back/lean-to part is original to the house, dirt floor and all, and ready to fall down.  The front section is less than 20 years old.

We've arranged to sell the 2 sets of carriage doors, and the 2 small side doors to an antiques dealer.  He'll take them today.

Most of the front of the garage is empty, we'll get the back half today.  That's my dad's high chair to the left of the mower there.  Gotta keep that.

Boy, was that fiber cement board heavy to move.  Mister and I got a great workout.  See the old fence rail laying by the sawhorses?  103 years old.  The rest of the rails are still in place at the back of the yard. 

Shaking and moving the place.  The swing hangs on the framework between garage and patio in the background.  Which will have to be replaced.

Things that need to be under roof are stashed on the patio.

The patio set now crowds the family room porch.


Dinner for tonight will be comfort food. Two cups of dried pinto beans in with a ham bone. Some pepper. Slow cooked all day long, and then served over diced potatoes. Can't wait!

Have a wonderful day and weekend!

Carol

9 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Dinner sounds so good - what time should I be there?? ha
I love your Dad's high chair and that iron gate is a treasure, too.
Don't work too hard this weekend.

Doniene said...

Wow, a major project!!! It seems they are never ending! Lovely treasures and a very nice yard! Great comfort food!! Enjoy!

joy said...

Nice to see your place:)We too had an old garage before, but since it was too small, we built a bigger one. But the owner of the house before was not happy about it, coz it was hes husband who built that old garage. BUt she sold the house to us, and we needed a bigger place, so we did not have any choice. Good luck to yours!

Vee said...

What a lot of work you've already accomplished. Glad that you found your treasures. I always hate the mess of these big jobs, but love the results. The garage went down in the spring of 2003 in my corner and the new one was up and finished by November. It's bigger than the house! =D

Debbie said...

I'm absolutely nuts about your gate/fence section. I love things like that. I also love the high chair.

This is a huge project, but oh won't the reveal be fun!!??

Linda O'Connell said...

What treasures you own. And yummy, that dinner of your sounds fine!

Barb said...

Hi Carol,
One of the good things about clearing out garages and sheds is finding all the lovely things you just have to keep.
The high chair is a wonderful heirloom.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

no spring chicken said...

Wow! What an undertaking... I wish I could say that I'm motivated, but no, just tired. The comfort food looks good though! ;)

Blessings, Debbie

Sue said...

looks like you have been busy, Carol, as we have been working on home and garden projects too. So glad you kept your Dad's high chair, what a treasure.
We have been eating comfort food prepared in the slow cooker, this week, what a blessing to come in after working hard and find dinner ready. ~smile~
Hugs,
Sue