Friday, June 11, 2010

Our house, circa quite awhile back


Two years ago we found this photo in our mailbox. Someone was closing up a realty company, and they gave a whole lot of time to the project of returning historical photos to the houses' current owners. I called the local historical museum and whoooo whee. Were they pissed. Anyway, I finally took this photo over there and had them scan it, as I had already researched our house, and the oldest photo in their files was from the 1970s.
We ripped off the so-called second floor (two truly awful bedrooms with low ceilings and no insulation) in January of 2001 when I was pregnant with Boo. We put on a full second floor, with three bedrooms and a bath and lots of closet space. In doing so, we converted two bedrooms downstairs into one long room, where I'm sitting right now. We used part of one of those rooms to put in a real staircase. The old stairs looked like a ship's, and were very much Not Up to Code: Not Even Close.
House, you've come a long way, baby. Looking good for a hundred-year-old broad.

6 comments:

Steve said...

The house looked better back then, when you didn't have several rusting cars sitting on blocks out front and that godawful lawn jockey.

Bluestem said...

WHY I DON’T KNOW WHO AXED YOU NOHOW. I'M JUST SITTING ON MY COUCH ON MY PORCH MINDING MY OWN DAMN BIZNESS. WHO EVER CALLED AROUND TO YOUR HOUSE AXING YOU FOR DESIGN ADVICE ANYWAY? NOBODY, THAT'S WHO. NOBODY, NOTIME, NOHOW.

Thanks for stopping by!

arlopop said...

Thank you Steve, for finally ripping back the curtain on all those suspiciously idyllic portrayals of her hearth and home.

Nick said...

don't let her kid ya der Steve.. we done needed to sell dem' vehica's to git some food on da table cauz' them bratz sure make a racket when dare hungry..

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Shea's Mom said...

Fun! When was the picture taken, do you know? Are here, during the depressing around 1934 every house got photographed and filed. Wonder if it was around the same time.

Hope I look so good when I am 100!

;-)