September 02, 2009

We should be certified and locked away

I am starting this blog a bit into our project, but I will do my best to back up and get the story from the beginning. I will include the purchase, the designing, and the permit process, all of the things that have happened over the last 8 months. I will also include history of the house and old photographs taken when the home was 3 years old, in 1870. Tomorrow, September third is a big day, as the ole lady will be lifted into the air in preparation for a new foundation.


  1. Of course you should be certified and locked away :-) No "normal" person would ever do it - but there are those of us who love to restore and see projects as this as a long term ambition. Most people do not have the patience, insight and determination to restore. Good luck with it. You'll ride the ups and downs but you'll get there.
    I restored a Georgian period house in Ireland and the first task was to remove the 10 inch oak floorboards as sheep had been living in the house. I must have taken out several tons of straw dust.

  2. For perhaps 30, 40 or even 50 years, my grandfather, Earl Frampton, allowed poor families to live in this house rent free. They were always very appreciative. His daughter, Bette Frampton Chapin Miller, continued this kindness during her ownership.


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