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Eleven House: Lovely New Meters and Lights!

Eleven House moves forward! I have been neglecting you lately, readers! But I’m still here, juggling away. As you know, I have a childcare position before and after school. This week, school ended for the year, so I am focused on the summer’s activities with some upcoming family events, Eleven House and my own writing and voiceover business. Progress slowed down a bit on Eleven House – but we are still moving forward! The electrician came in to install new meters and panels, and the power company put in a new…

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Eleven House Phase 1 - The Square The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Eleven House: Out of the Dust! Old House Deconstruction

When you start to work on an old house, interesting things begin to happen. From the moment we repaired the locked front door and began using it as our entrance instead of the steep back stairway to the second floor, we could feel a change. It was as if Eleven House picked its head up and took a deep breath, and started living again. This past week, the local waste management company brought in a huge dumpster. I thought it might be a bit too big for our demolition. I now realize…

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Eleven House: Old House Attic Finds

You never know what you might find in a 125-year-old attic! We are continuing slow and steady work on the Eleven House. Bill Spaid and I decided that it was silly to work ourselves to the point of soreness and exhaustion; we’re too wise for that! So we’re going with the flow of the day and setting our sights for a few hours of work each day, in between our regular jobs and other responsibilities. It felt good to actually get some plaster off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keMJRxjbefo We took some time to get…

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Eleven House: Permits and Cash Back!

We finally got the official okey-dokey on the house! Our permits of many colors are taped to the front window of Eleven! City inspectors and state fire marshals had to check out the house before we changed anything. Everything has to be approved. The inspectors check out the floor plans, inspect plans for repairs, and discuss any changes.  Once they are satisfied, they sign off on the application and we display our permits in the front window. Engage! So our first deconstruction project was to start cleaning out the basement. Our…

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Cash Crone: The Year of the Fixer-Upper.

We named the fixer-upper house! The Eleven House. I realized that each time I spoke of the house I called it Eleven (its house number). After a week of trying out new names I kept going back to it. In numerology, the number 11 represents the spiritual messenger, and is a master number. It is also considered a symbol of rebellion. Well, taking on this fixer-upper project could be considered a rebellion! Eleven House Now that spring is peeking in a little, we can spend a few hours at the fixer-upper house…

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