Site Cleanup

We knew that there was a lot of cleanup to do but after three pickup truck loads to the dump, we decided to rent a 30 yard skip. It was apparent that a past tenant of the place was a collector of many many items of dubious value. There were dozens of bags full of household garbage in the yard that were just decomposing slowly and a least 100 bags of used clothing.

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In between flurries of cleaning, I also started measuring the building so I can produce accurate floor plans and a shopping list of parts that are missing. There are several missing door locks and a few doors as well that need to be sourced locally. Most of the door knobs are missing as well but I have a collection of fancy Victorian brass knobs that will work fine.

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As for the measuring, I did that myself with the building staring at me as if it wanted to ask what I was up to. It felt a little creepy with the wind blowing through the open windows and some of the doors closing with a slam from the movement of air. Oh, and there are swallows living in the bathroom light fixture to add a little chirping music. I sure hope the creepiness clears up as we redo the interior. We do have reports that a neighborhood three year old was heard to say “Bad house” and “That’s where the ghosts live.”

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Author: Dusty

I'm a 5' 8" tall ape descendant with an interior design degree and a love for antiques and vintage architecture. I recently escaped from the IT world to follow my dreams and a beautiful damsel who shares my love of old buildings no matter how much dust is involved.

4 thoughts on “Site Cleanup”

  1. There are several ghosts you will more than likely encounter. I’ve witnessed them myself many times over the years and have great stories. The saloon is where I got ready for my wedding and harbors many memories for me, mostly great and some spooky. I am so happy to hear and see that such wonderful care and life will be coming back to the property once and for all. Thank you for sharing this journey!

    1. There are a few stories that we’ve heard about ghosts which are mostly sensations with one apparition of a black and white dog. we’d love to hear your stories.

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