Saturday, January 8, 2011
A Little More
The lady we bought it from had lived here for 55 years. She was very short but had a loud, booming voice. She told me that her and her husband had been happy here for 55 years and she didn't know why some other people couldn't be happy here, too. When Leonard was getting ready to put up sheet rock he had to remove old casket boxes! which her husband had used for wallboard. I guess he had been friends with the owner of the funeral home. Down inside between the casket box walls was hundreds of liquor bottles which might have accounted for the lady's husband's "happiness" all the time.
Almost the first thing we had to do was replace the sink counter. It was so short to accommodate her that we couldn't even use it. And then there was one of the kitchen doors - the knob was about 2 1/2 feet from the floor! I loved it. But it was an unnecessary door and when Leonard built the cottage for me I used that door for the cottage door. It's so sweet there.
The chain for the backdoor was outside the door. So if someone came you would have had to open the door, pull the chain, and see who it was! Each new light fixture that he installed made me feel like the queen of a castle, just being able to turn the light on from inside seemed like a luxury. Fixing up an old lady like this has so many rewards. Diane