Bee's Hive

Sunday, September 27, 2009


It all started out clean, BUT....

Only took one second for the air to fill with dust

Air quality: very poor

Air Quality..extremely poor

The air is almost cleared.
Halfway done, onto the closet section

Maybe not..tomorrow is another day.....

The treasures from this mornings wall take down

Between the floor boards we found this glass button with a hand made back. I think it is a shoe button. I have a few pairs of victorian shoes and all of them have this kind of pointed button. I think it is made that way so the leather button hole slides easily over the button when pulled with the button hook.

These are some of the hand cut nails from the wall boards. They have 4 flat sides and even the flat top has 4 flat sides. Some are thick, short, tall, but all have a cutting edge on the bottom to pass into the wood. Amazing.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Goodbye Franklin, Hello Lamartine

From city, back to country. I promised pictures so here they are. After you look at them, you'll better understand why I will be missing in blog land until I get a handle on how to live through this!

So, Goodbye City of Franklin

Hello Country village of Lamartine

Never a problem to get all those little boxes up the steps

The "new" Kitchen, no sink, stove or dishwasher

Looking through the "to be" dining room, into the living room

This is the "new" living room!

The washer broke in the trip so I hand washed jamies

and hung them in the living

a few totes among the wash and tools

In the dining room, looking into the "new" laundry and powder room

My new sewing area

computer area and my temporary bedroom

also the living room and exercise room

Old powder room, looking through medicine closet hole to my new expanded bedroom

Bedroom, looking into old powder room
The lathe is original to the house (1859)
The risers are hand cut trees

This wall will be removed-gaining 8 feet of bedroom

So blog land, as you can see, we have a ton of work ahead of us before the snows start..heat to install, windows, door, insulation and try and make some comfort so we can call this place home. I'll be back again when I get a handle on how to live through this!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 17, 1997

I was cooking dinner, awaiting my son's and grandchildren to arrive. That was the last put together thought I would have for a long time. Sometime around 4:30 pm the phone would ring. A person would identify themself as a nurse. She would tell me that it if I wanted to see my son before he expired I should hurry.

The next 18 hours would be spent somewhere in time, not real, not possible. Mark left us in the morning of September 18th, 1997.

I remember him today and tomorrow. The pain is not really any different then it is every day of every week. My child was taken away, killed by another person. Nothing is so great to give, no treasure worth as much as your child.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dear Sweet Rita...

It's really nice to have someone think about me and my daily life...seems so boring to me. I didn't post this past weekend because I was just too exhausted!

This was our last weekend to work on the house. We will be moving this Saturday. Last minute we decided to take out the wall in the room I was suppose to use as a bedroom. It didn't go like we had planned! Under the 1970 paneling and the 1930 plaster board we ran into the original deviding wall from the hotel rooms. The lathe was nailed in with hand cut nails. We don't toss things like this's like a treasure hunt. It was 10 at night on Sunday when we finally finished pulling all the nails from the lathe.

That left us with a room full of plaster, wood, paneling, several layers of baseboards & no electric...and no time to finish. I will be sleeping in the room we are going to use for a living room until we get the mess cleaned up. I will take photo's this weekend.

Right now we have a sink, john and old tub with running water. Two clean rooms upstairs & an almost finished handicapped deck & ramp. Most of all we have all new pipes and drains! Cooking will be done in one corner downstairs. No stove so it will be crock pot, roasting oven, microwave and electric frying pan. I will miss cooking most of all. I really enjoy cooking and baking.

I'm not sure if this has been good or bad for me. I was so tired I had the chills but after sleeping I felt good, and that is not usual. I really think hard work, being busy and interested in what you are doing is good for everyone. I think I should have had a 6 pm cut off time and I wouldn't have gotten so sick.

So, as soon as we get the computers up and running I should have some photo's of our awful move and the mess we are in! Thanks so much for being interested!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

My Thoughts and Prayers are with Donna

Today was a sad day for my dear friend Donna whose dear Husband Cliff, lost his fight with Kidney disease.

You are in my heart tonight Donna. If you need me for anything, just call.

Thursday, September 10, 2009