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?"
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.
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!
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.
Careful calling out for Chinese, they may bring drywall.
If one cannot command attention by one's admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance
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.
Wow! Buried treasure.
Watch out for the pirates.
Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
That's why I love these projects!
Last edited by From MARS; 10-21-2009 at 05:46 PM.