2240 Gilpin

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Peter and Leslie bought a house! Their first. How exciting.  The Gilpin House.
Peter and Leslie bought a house! Their first. How exciting. The Gilpin House.
Gilpin fireplace...before
Gilpin fireplace...before
Gilpin front hall...before
Gilpin front hall...before
Gilpin dining rm...before
Gilpin dining rm...before
Gilpin kitchen...before
Gilpin kitchen...before
Now it is theirs! Day one of looky see.....
Now it is theirs! Day one of looky see.....
What we saw were LOTS of marigold. Oh my.
What we saw were LOTS of marigold. Oh my.
Our last day of rest for a while....
Our last day of rest for a while....
Jen picked bunches of marigold seeds for her garden.
Jen picked bunches of marigold seeds for her garden.
Then the real work began......Leslie pulling old telephone wires.
Then the real work began......Leslie pulling old telephone wires.
Peter learned all about new gutters.
Peter learned all about new gutters.
and putting them up.....
and putting them up.....
including dealing with interfering stuff......
including dealing with interfering stuff......
and a helper is always good.
and a helper is always good.
Dick became the official garbage collector.
Dick became the official garbage collector.
and stuffer....and he did stuff.
and stuffer....and he did stuff.
Ah but the major chore.....which we all hated equally.....
Ah but the major chore.....which we all hated equally.....
stripping baseboards.
stripping baseboards.
Hehehe......they seem to have discovered a helper.....the one in their hands.....
Hehehe......they seem to have discovered a helper.....the one in their hands.....
Slowly the work moved forward.
Slowly the work moved forward.
Sometimes very slowly.
Sometimes very slowly.
Everyone got to help.  Jen's forte was picking the littel stuff.
Everyone got to help. Jen's forte was picking the littel stuff.
Here's Leslie putting on goopy getting ready for tomorrow.
Here's Leslie putting on goopy getting ready for tomorrow.
Heheheheh.....whatever worked.
Heheheheh.....whatever worked.
It began looking pretty good.
It began looking pretty good.
Hmmmm. Looks like a serious discussion.
Hmmmm. Looks like a serious discussion.
Or maybe not. :>)
Or maybe not. :>)
We finally decided to try pulling off the top section of baseboard to make easier painting and finishing. Worked and didn't even break any.
We finally decided to try pulling off the top section of baseboard to make easier painting and finishing. Worked and didn't even break any.
It was much easier to work on the pieces in the back yard.....of course, then they were in Dick's domain.
It was much easier to work on the pieces in the back yard.....of course, then they were in Dick's domain.
Rest time was very important!
Rest time was very important!