My house has been added on to so many times we have truly lost track of the square footage….probably close to 4000.
But she was just a one bedroom cabin in her youth. Born in 1908, she was picked up off her foundation and moved up the hill in the 1930’s because she was sinking due to the underground springs beneath her.
She is by far, the oldest house around for many miles. I bought her in 1975 for $40,000.
Now, she has 6 rooms upstairs (2 bedrooms, a bathroom, office, living room and kitchen) and 9 rooms downstairs (3 more bedrooms, 2 more bathrooms, another living room, a laundry room, a kitchenette, and a large Therapy Group room/office). There is also a music/workout room in process making it 10 rooms downstairs.
She has 32 windows. From 20 of those, you can see other windows in the house.
It is almost two years ago that Mark Woods had to make a difficult decision. Walnut the whippet was eighteen years old and had been increasingly unwell. He wanted to take his faithful friend for one last walk on his favourite beach. In a simple Facebook post he invited other dogwalkers to come along if they wanted to say goodbye to Walnut. The post was shared and shared. When we saw it on Twitter we shared it too.
Hundreds of people turned up. Children walked up to Walnut to stroke him and say goodbye. He was hugged, time and time again, while Mark carried him around wrapped in a blanket. Walnut’s eyes were full of love. Occasionally, he would look up at Mark and lick his face.
her blanket of comfort
around our heart
Ooh, ohh, I just found another photo challenge although I am having a hard time keeping all these new challenges straight.
Here are the topics I missed so far:
Start with O
Inspired by poem
Wonder how many of these I can catch up on…hmmm.
1.) Welcome October
I both love and feel sad when I see the last few apples for the year. This season, from our Apple Cider pressing parties, we had about 50 gallons!
One winter we took my grandsons down to Hood Canal during the Holidays. It was well below freezing but there was no snow. There was a house decorated with layers and layers of water sprayed on the trees which then froze.
3.) Start with O.
What can I say. I always start with “OH!” when the Blue Angels fly over my house!
You’d think I would be slowed in my Cobalt Collecting obsession by the numbers of pieces I have….but NO!
My favorite thing to photograph…well, one of my favorites.
6.) Inspired by poem
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Our friend Marc’s sweet Akita, Razor, and our dog “nephew” (my sister’s dog) Ola, who is even sweeter!
Well, that wore me out but now I am caught up…except for that poetry thingy.