Deconstruction, House and Acreage Restoration

Part of the Stairs and what…plaster?

It’s been some tough days for asthma around here. From the dumb oats in the field across the way to some more plaster (what…huh?) coming down, the Pedersen lungs are trying very hard to keep up. Luckily, we have lots of steroids between the two of us. 😉 Continue reading “Part of the Stairs and what…plaster?”

Deconstruction, House and Acreage Restoration

Kitchen Window and New Front Door

While I was away, Tyler took out the old windows in the front of the house (that would have originally been the side of the house-east wall) that connected to closed-in porch. Because of the porch, it is difficult to get a good view of this process with a photograph, so it’s better to see in person. Continue reading “Kitchen Window and New Front Door”

Deconstruction, House and Acreage Restoration

The Dining Room Clean-Up

*I wrote this post a little while back and just want to point out that there was a major cleaning effort that happened again this weekend and the house looks completely different inside again. But since I wrote it, I figured I post it anyway. So….always changing people, always changing.

Just a super quick little post catch-up. Continue reading “The Dining Room Clean-Up”

Deconstruction, House and Acreage Restoration

Those Worthless Beams

So…funny story.

While working away in the basement, Tyler noticed something strange.


I had been charged with removing the nails from the main house’s subfloor-in the basement. The previous owners had pounded nails EVERYWHERE in the floor to use as “hangers” or “mounts” for wires, garden tools and all sorts of other crap. Continue reading “Those Worthless Beams”

Deconstruction, House and Acreage Restoration

Tearing Apart the Old Shelves


There was a rather large old shelving unit in the basement of the house. On it sat cans of paint (probably decades old) as well as some old glass jars and tin caning lids that were rusted. My job, on this particular day, was to take the shelves apart, but keep the large wood pieces intact, because they could be used again. Continue reading “Tearing Apart the Old Shelves”