Ethel's House - surprise finds

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The original flagstone and dirt floor, hidden under of concrete Hardwood Floors, Flooring, Flagstone, Home Kitchens, Concrete, The Originals, House, Wood Floor Tiles, Wood Flooring

Game over on the fireplace - The House Hoarder

Well, I was right. When Pete called in for the key this morning, he said the absolute best prices he could get from his insurers and from the people who’d provide the steel to support it would price the job at £2,200. Now, spending that on opening up a single fireplace would be fine if...

Handcarved wooden spoon, found down the back of the Rayburn Wooden Spoons, Hand Carved, House, Home, Homes, Houses

A tale of two fireplaces - The House Hoarder

The weather here today has been completely horrible – sleet, snow, hail and wind. In other words, not ideal conditions for getting up on a roof, so Pete and his crew abandoned their current job up the road in Strathy and came to have a look at our fireplaces. One end went REALLY well –...

A very old copy of the Press & Journal. Journal, House, Home, Homes, Houses

Making progress - The House Hoarder

So we’re pretty much there with stripping out the upstairs – you can now see right the way through from one end to the other. Last of the panelling gone. Someone left us a message from when the windows were done! Coincidentally, that’s my husband’s birthday and the year we moved to the village. That’s...

A message from the window installers. That's actually my husband's birthday and about 4 weeks after we first moved to the village. My Husband Birthday, Window, House, Home, Windows, Homes, Houses

Making progress - The House Hoarder

So we’re pretty much there with stripping out the upstairs – you can now see right the way through from one end to the other. Last of the panelling gone. Someone left us a message from when the windows were done! Coincidentally, that’s my husband’s birthday and the year we moved to the village. That’s...

Card from a game of some sort - behind the skirting board in bedroom 3 Skirting Boards, Plumbing, Game, Bedroom, Cards, House, Home, Baseboards, Gaming

Plumbing the depths - The House Hoarder

Mick was away this week, so I took the opportunity to ramp up my workload and earn some extra cash, which meant that nothing got done in the house until the weekend. Derek the heating engineer came round on Saturday morning to (a) remove the existing central heating system (we needed the radiators off the...

The names of Ethel's three children, scratched into the plaster. Three Kids, Plaster, Discovery, Names, Children, House, Plastering, Young Children, Boys

Discoveries - The House Hoarder

It’s been a day of discoveries in the house. We’ve spent the last couple of days concentrating on the kitchen, which we knew was going to be hard work, but our efforts are slowly paying off. Pete the Roofer came over this evening to introduce us to Dave the Joiner, and it was great timing...

The joiner's initials in a beam in bedroom 2 - Hughie Mackay. Good Week, Initials, Bedroom, House, Home, Bedrooms, Homes, Dorm Room, Houses

A good week's work - The House Hoarder

Mick and I have been cracking on with more panelling removal and we’re making slow but steady progress. Pete the Roofer was going to bring David the Joiner round for a look this week, but Pete’s wife (who works with Mick) passed on a message that David has the lurgy that’s going round (or man-flu,...

An old playing card, found down the back of the skirting board in bedroom 2 Day Off Work, Skirting Boards, Long Weekend, Playing Cards, Bedroom, House, Day Off, Home, Playing Card Games

Whoomph! - The House Hoarder

Mick took the day off work yesterday, as he’s away for the long weekend and wanted to get some more work done. Actually, scrap that, what my pyromaniac husband wanted to do was light the big pile of panelling and since the wind was coming from the south and not too strong and he was...