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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    We've set a lofty goal of christmas dinner in the house.

    Excavation just started for the addition foundation.
    When did you decide to add a loft?

    Chistmas dinner in the house - no problem, where you do the dishes and where you spend Christmas night could be another matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mika View Post
    When did you decide to add a loft?

    Chistmas dinner in the house - no problem, where you do the dishes and where you spend Christmas night could be another matter.
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    It may look more like this...


    than this...



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    Ahhh, smoked Christmas goose - delicious!!!

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post


    I thought you would be much more diverse being a member of the Portland Arts Community. I guess Portland is still pretty much former New England ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    I thought you would be much more diverse being a member of the Portland Arts Community. I guess Portland is still pretty much former New England ?
    How can an individual be more diverse? Amongst me, myself, and I it's a fairly homogenous experience.

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    Open studios was a surprising success. If there's one decent barometer of how people are feeling about the economy, it's how willing they are to spend money on art. But between me giving my schpeel over and over, everyone kept asking about the house. A handful of folks could see what it was going to be, but most blinked and laughed nervously.

    "When was the fire?"
    "And your wife is pregnant?!? GOOD LUCK!"
    "Was it a crack house?"
    "Meth?"


    It's a bit tight back here.


    While they're doing their thing, I'm pulling some nails and doing some pondering. There are some wicked angles up in the attic space.



    Note the depth of the nail that was holding the old drywall that had been installed over the plaster.


    Sometimes pulling out the checkbook is the right answer. We have hole.

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    keep em coming!

    Keep the shots coming, Scott when you have a chance, you have an audience!

    Pretty framing shot, looks to be in great shape!

    We once found an outhouse pit from years prior when excavating; little liquor bottles, some chump change not worth the mint, but very very interesting find! The bottles are still on my shelf, little corked blown bottles full of...well you can pretty well guess!

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    Interesting gables there.
    Yup, that's a hole alright.
    And a walkway coming as well?
    That was not a job for pick and shovel Scott, no.

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    Careful calling out for Chinese, they may bring drywall.
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    One of the workers was digging for some post footings in our dirt floor basement, working under the old oil lines. "Hey, I found a coin. Cool... a silver dollar." I was down there pulling out some old wire and as I leaned over to take a look he put the shovel in again...



    In 1937 someone buried $95.87 in coins, some dating back to 1878. All told, there 249 coins, including 20 silver dollars and 101 half dollars. Most are very worn. In today's dollars, that's a bit more than $1400. Can you imagine burying that kind of cash in a cotton bag in the dirt?

    What's it worth today? I don't think there are any rare gems and none are in mint condition. Best guess, perhaps $2500, but it'll take some sorting out. Still very very cool.

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    Wow! Buried treasure.

    Watch out for the pirates.
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    The motherload!

    So cool!

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    That's why I love these projects!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    One of the workers was digging for some post footings in our dirt floor basement, working under the old oil lines. "Hey, I found a coin. Cool... a silver dollar." I was down there pulling out some old wire and as I leaned over to take a look he put the shovel in again...



    In 1937 someone buried $95.87 in coins, some dating back to 1878. All told, there 249 coins, including 20 silver dollars and 101 half dollars. Most are very worn. In today's dollars, that's a bit more than $1400. Can you imagine burying that kind of cash in a cotton bag in the dirt?

    What's it worth today? I don't think there are any rare gems and none are in mint condition. Best guess, perhaps $2500, but it'll take some sorting out. Still very very cool.
    My my. I do believe this is a trending topic on Twitter: #knaryskoins

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    Quote Originally Posted by knary View Post
    In 1937 someone buried $95.87 in coins, some dating back to 1878. All told, there 249 coins, including 20 silver dollars and 101 half dollars. Most are very worn. In today's dollars, that's a bit more than $1400. Can you imagine burying that kind of cash in a cotton bag in the dirt?
    How COOL is THAT?!?!

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