Saturday, October 01, 2005

Tackling the dining room

I've gotten the chickens down to enough of a routine so that, even though I have a full contingent of 400 birds right now, I have time to get back to working on the house. Next task: Dining Room. The one or two of you who have been here will remember this at the room piled with junk to the left as you come in to the foyer, not the room piled with junk to the right. Spent the last two days pulling out the remains of the drywall (mostly the ceiling -- incredible showers of filth cascading down!) so I can start prepping and repairing the original tongue-and-groove wood walls. Amazing to think that I am preparing these walls for only their second paint job ever; the first having been applied about 118 years ago. First though I have to remove a century of dirt and soot accumulated on them from innumerable candles, woodfires, and kerosene lamps.


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