WOW! It has been a while since our last update, hasn’t it?
Well, not much has changed since last September, right? WRONG!!!!
We finished our crawlspace work and installed our radiant floor heat
We went to Wales, the Cotswolds, Cornwall, and London.
The Nationals won the World Series
We started a basement laundry room renovation (still not finished)
We also started the renovation of our Foursquare’s upstairs hallway (still not finished)
I got really sick with an unknown ailment that left me feeling terrible beginning in early November through January
We’ve had several articles published in Old House Journal over the last few months (did you see them?)
Wendy was working crazy amounts the whole time, helping people buy and sell houses
I rebuilt our entire boiler driven hydronic heating install (while still feeling awful)
By early January I was diagnosed with a failing and diseased gallbladder
I had surgery to remove my gallbladder mid January – felt much better almost instantly
I then got the flu (actually diagnosed) in early February – knocked me out for another two weeks
Then when we thought all of the bad stuff was behind us for the year the Coronavirus was all, “HOLD MY BEER!!!” and this global pandemic kicked off.
So that’s where we are. As you can see, lots of highs and lows, so there’s plenty to write about as we approach our blog’s 9th birthday later this month. We’ve been sharing most of our ongoing efforts and life over on Instagram, including detailed stories with how-tos, hacks, tricks, and favorite tools. So if you don’t follow us and you’re on Instagram, you should definitely add us to your list.
Beyond all of that, I did have something to share with you today. After many years of wanting to do this, I finally put together a video tour of our 1886 row house. We didn’t want to create another long and boring home tour video that you’d have no interest sitting through, so I decided to make it in the style of MTV Cribs. Give it a look and let us know what you think.
I hope to have a bit more time in the coming weeks and months to summarize many of our ongoing efforts. I’ve also learned a ton in the last several years regarding plaster repair and restoration that I want to share with you.