Old House Handyman Old-home renovation is a family tradition

Alan D. Miller

The remaining week of the previous calendar year was filled with ups and downs. Up the stairs to measure for crown molding, down the stairs to reduce it, back up the stairs to install it and evaluate the following minimize, and then down yet again.

The cheapest I went, other than to the basement of Daughter No. 2’s new-to-her old residence for equipment and supplies, was to invest a day on my knees stripping blackened varnish from her eating area flooring.

But then I soared up to a new substantial on New Year’s Day by satisfying a person of my New Year’s resolutions: to straighten up my basement workshop and workbench. I’ll occur back to that soon, but 1st a minor additional about the perform at our daughter’s property.

She acquired the century-previous home in July and has achieved at least as a lot in six months as her mom and I did in practically 30 yrs of functioning on our recent old dwelling. It is a testomony to her vision, planning, fortitude and difficult get the job done.