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Window Work - What was I Thinking?

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I've done windows here at 173 quite a few times now.  I put new windows in the back porch, new windows in the basement, re-glazed and painted the window on the north side of the house...

But, for a couple reasons, I've always avoided working on the interior of the windows.  The first reason is that the woodwork is so beautiful I've been afraid I'd mess it up.  The second is that they look intimidatingly complex.  So much so that I've had to watch videos and study diagrams...


But, the other day I took the air conditioner out of the window, and thought - gee, I should re-glaze this window - it won't take long!  THAT should have been my first sign - I'm ALWAYS wrong when I say something won't take long.  Besides that, here's the radar picture for the day I pulled the windows out (173 is in New York):

And here it is the day after:

Life's about timing right?  Anyway, the die was cast, the Rubicon crossed, now I was committed to the task!  Here we go…

173 Looking Old-School in Black and White

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I thought it would be fun to look at some pictures of 173 taken over the years, but do it retro-style!  There's really no other point to it, than simple art.  173 in 2018 -

And here's the original owner, Mr. Mosher in what looks to be the 1930s or so:

Mr. and Mrs. Mosher, year (let alone decade) unknown...

No idea who, or when...

And some recent outdoor shots, in no particular order, starting with Cyd:

And the vegetable garden a number of years ago when we tried to wattle it.  Linus broke through in no time!

The back yard.

Side yard, ar least 2015 I suppose.  The oriel hadn't been redone yet.

The shed, looking good in black and white, better than in real life actually.  Two years in a row now I intended to work on the shed - two years in a row I didn't get to it...


I love winter!


Back when I had hair and my goatee didn't blend with the snow!

And every winter I worry about the carport!

Which takes us to Christmas...

Yet Another Hallway Detail

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This past spring the hallways and stairwell were redone - finally. But, like most projects, there was still a matter of some details that needed to be completed, and in the case of the hallways it's just a matter of decor.   The end of the upstairs hallway has always been a bit of a decorating challenge, at least for me!  

(And no - the cordless drill was not a design element!)  When we first bought 173, there was a full length mirror on that wall with a small fluorescent light above it.  I took both down when we painted it the first time back in about 1999, and when I was re-installing the mirror I tightened one of the wall clips juuust a little too much and - CRACK! - there she went.  It was too bad too, the mirror was an old, heavy model with a nice beveled edge - leave it to me.  Since then, that end of the hallway has essentially been blank.  When the hallway was finished earlier this year, I installed a new sconce...

...which matched the downstairs hall light...

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