February 6, 2023

Old House Handyman Old-home renovation is a family tradition

Alan D. Miller The last 7 days of the aged yr was loaded with ups…

Alan D. Miller

The last 7 days of the aged yr was loaded with ups and downs. Up the stairs to evaluate for crown molding, down the stairs to reduce it, back up the stairs to put in it and evaluate the next lower, and then down all over again.

The cheapest I went, other than to the basement of Daughter No. 2’s new-to-her aged house for instruments and materials, was to commit a working day on my knees stripping blackened varnish from her eating area floor.

But then I soared up to a new higher on New Year’s Day by fulfilling a person of my New Year’s resolutions: to straighten up my basement workshop and workbench. I’ll come again to that shortly, but initially a little extra about the operate at our daughter’s residence.

She purchased the century-aged home in July and has attained at the very least as much in 6 months as her mom and I did in virtually 30 decades of working on our recent outdated home. It is a testomony to her eyesight, arranging, fortitude and challenging perform.