Finally it looks like we might be about to make some progress on the rehabilitation of my grandparents' home. Shingles & plywood are piled high in the front yard, along with nails, foam insulation & underlayment.
Thursday and today we walked through the house with the electrician and the plumber. We made decisions about knee walls, outlets, & return air vents.
My goal is to retain as much of the original structure as possible while making the house warm (in the winter), cool (in the summer), and gernerally comfortable for modern living.
It's an exciting project. Already I can envision summer get-togethers on the back porch, warm winter evenings curled up with a book in the parlor in front of the cast iron stove, and visiting across the white plank fence with neighbors who walk by in the evening.
In the weeks ahead look for more photos and updated information on our Ocracoke Newsletter.