Steven and the boys went to the beach for the first annual Polar Bear Club event in Rockland. The temperature was in the 40s…
Water was cold though!
His pants are almost never zipped.
Lobster trap Christmas Tree.
We paid some local guys to pull off the rest of the siding.
Juli cleans up so Steven can tear up some more.
Steven opening up the wall to the stair hall.
This wall of the Living Room will be all cabinetry.
View from entry door toward back hall and Dining Room. The wall between is partly old lath and plaster construction with newer drywall on framing construction beyond. The new pellet stove is on the right in the Living Room.
View from the Dining Room. The toilet location is temporary. That will be a closet.
Boys enjoying the balmy weather.
Boys crashing into their mother.
New Year’s day at sunrise.
This is Juli’s attempt at taking off the asphalt siding while Steven worked on the plumbing and electrical. She tried the ladder to go higher and it got too scary.
Steven framing the upstairs bath. He added a hallway connecting the stair landing to the bedrooms through what was a larger bathroom. The tub is a nice deep soaker! Steven is standing where the toilet is going.
The boys graduated to beds…next to Colin’s bed is the I-Squeeze ($10 garage sale find)
The ugly 2nd floor kitchen. It will do until the downstairs kitchen is finished.
The front bedroom with Uncle Clark’s bed, imported from Iowa.
This is the framed in downstairs bath with a walk-in shower on the right. Sink will be opposite the door, toilet to the left. We’ll add a little window facing the yard.
Some sunrise pictures:
A favorite dock-side eatery
Taking some time out for beach-combing
Some before pictures of the exterior
We closed on the 19th. Enjoyed chatting with Sharon, the seller’s mom. She lives in Camden and would love to keep in touch.
On Saturday, the street was thrilled to see a horse-drawn carriage returning from a wedding gig.
Neighbor Sam falling in love with one of the horses.
Steven hooking up the water and the toilet!
Colin ripping off the paneling in the middle bedroom. Site of first swear. Caught by mom, but reported by Eric just in case.
Colin ripping off the vinyl flooring in the upstairs hall. We discovered 1920 Boston Globe newspapers used for padding.
The boys in their plush bedroom.
Temporary bathroom – nice!
It’s a great street. The only sound at night is the train a few blocks away, otherwise complete silence. We met some of the friendly neighbors, who were so welcoming and helpful. The nearest neighbor, Edna, is from Chicago, but born in Iowa. (!!!!!!!) She and her cat Vincent promise to keep an eye on the place for us.