This is the side walk that goes between the big maples (to the left) and the poor overgrown gardens, to the right.
Remember the roses that I told you about, that were so heavenly smelling. Really. I want to pick them all and dry the petals, like they did in the old days.
Here's a lock on a huge glass fronted cabinet thing in the house. Tim wants to throw it out. I'm trying to figure out what we could use it for. It is just so heavy I can't even slide it by myself. But the lock is a clever little thing, and I've never seen anything like it. The little lever on the left flips up so that the whole thing swivels up and down. Have you ever met someone who would try to keep a cabinet because she likes the lock on it? Now you have. Hi. I'm Debby.
This is the light in the foyer. It's broken. It will have to be replaced. I'm so glad about that, because really, it saves me from having to break it myself, some day.
That is one ugly light.
Remember the stairs were covered with Berber carpet? Filthy dirty berber carpet that we had to throw out. This is what's under the berber carpet on the stairs. It made us feel better about ripping out the carpet. Yep. I got to get to work on the tack strips. I removed tack strips from five rooms and the hall upstairs.
I am excited about this clawfoot tub. I have not even thought of bathing in it yet. Tim has the ceiling ripped out of the bathroom and is replacing plumbing and wiring. That is why there is a roll of pex (plex? eh. I'm the cleaner not the plumber) tubing on the floor. I suppose that this shot would have looked better had I removed the toilet brush from the front of the tub. But have you ever seen a toilet that has set full of water for a couple years. Yeah. I did not take a picture of that, but had I done so, you'd know exactly why there was a toilet brush hanging in the bathtub. I must have a functional toilet. But back to the tub. I love this tub.
I probably should have taken a picture of the floor before I cleaned it. Someone had looked at this house before the city came in a removed the junk. They said there were just piles of garbage bags everwhere you looked. Waist deep. He said the house was so full of garbage on the first and second floors that he just walked out. He was amazed that we had bought it. The first floor has glass doorknobs and brass fittings on every single door.
Close up of the french doors that go...um...I think...to the living room from the foyer. It is interesting to note that there were 9 wooden doors with glass panes on the first floor. Out of all of them, only 1 window pane was broken. That on the french door that opens into the bedroom.
This is a detail from the lightin the livingroom. I removed one of the crystal thingamabobbies so that you could see the detail on it. Well, as best you can with someone who is not a photographer, anyway.
This is that cute little stone walkway that I unburied I still have about 14 million little maple trees to get out of there, but I think that it is really sweet. It goes to the side of the carriage house.
Just a few pictures to get Bush Babe of my back.
Photographers always want more pictures!