One year ago I made the “mistake” of mentioning to Dreamgirl that I saw a church for sale on the way home from the cottage. We are well into the work now and, as everyone warned us, it is a bigger project than we expected. We hoped to be living in the church by the … More Spring Has Sprung, The Work’s Begun.
Thanks for hanging in there! It has indeed been a busy couple of months since my last post. We moved for a third time this year, to a house next to the church so that we can keep an eye on it and stay warm through the winter. We were in a single vehicle accident … More Frozen in Time
Work has started on demolition. Scaffolding has gone up and lathe and plaster is coming down. We are revealing some beautiful 1 inch cedar boards, some as wide as 19 inches. We are attempting to reclaim as much of the swamp ash wainscoting as we can. We hope to use it for flooring on the … More Tip Toeing Safely Toward The Beginning
Soon after we finalized the sale of the church and had the key in our hands we started really exploring what we had. Our contractor. Paul and his right hand man John met us at the church. Someone, I think it was my brother Glenn, suggested that I might want to be the one to … More Hidden Treasures
I love stained glass. The church i went to as a kid had coloured glass panels . I guess you could call that stained glass. The first church my kids attended had a large stained glass window in the back of the sanctuary. You only saw it when you were coming in and then leaving … More I Know Nothing About Stained Glass
I am pretty excited about the tower. I had not been up, partly because someone fell leaving a hole in the ceiling beside the attic hatch but mostly because someone fell putting a gash in their leg. Cam, our trusted inspector, had taken a look and expressed concern that he could see light through the … More What Surprises Were Hidden in the Tower?
The following story is fiction, it did not happen. It is possible for this series of events to happen to a car dealer but highly unlikely. I know that in the country things just happen differently. The sense of urgency is gone, because they are aware that tomorrow will come independent of anything we accomplish … More This is Not a Story about a Car Dealer
This is a building you anticipate the floors creaking beneath your feet before you step in. … More Trades: Needem, Needem, Gottem.
Ours was not Maberly’s first Methodist Church, It was actually its third. The story is told that two men were appointed to find a suitable location for the new church. They walked the village of Maberly, which contained 5 mills. They sat on a stone high on a hill overlooking the village, discussing the potential sites. … More A Firm Foundation: On This Rock
In order to finance the purchase of the church, we needed to sell our home. Recent news reported that contrary to the doom and gloom predictions for the housing market, home prices were up 18% from 1 year ago. That means that a house worth $400 000 in April 2015 would now be worth $472 … More Sell This House