- Mar 13, 2015
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- Shadow Hills, CA
Actually this Yelm house had about 5 layers of carpets and lino in it when we renoed it 5 years ago for MJ. I think people just laid down new lino and carpets over the old. The layers of carpets were just nailed down - no wall to wall tack strips.Bruce - I have renovated several houses but I don't remember ever seeing that many layers of anything.
My major find!
100 year old cattle stanchions!
Taking them home with me. Along with the old wood cook stove and broken bits of my lovely old wood stove . Our neighbor has a metal shop and hopefully he can make new parts to replace the broken ones. Otherwise, maybe I can find another place that can do the job. The person who would have been able to do it here (a friend of my aunt's) is 92, and no longer in good health. Not doing that work anymore. I will call and schedule a visit with their current welder to see if the stove can even be fixed, otherwise?
Anyway another day has passed and the electric is now complete. The pump is working and we drained the lines for several hours this afternoon. So we will be moving into the Yelm property tomorrow morning. We will turn on the water to the house when we get there tomorrow am, and will turn on the electric water heater so that we can all take showers by tomorrow night. Frozen food in the fridge and freezer to finally have a decent meal. We will have to eat off plates in our laps since the dining set we planned to use for a week or two was one of the items stolen. DS1 changed the locks on the pump house and we put a sensor on that door as well with the security system.
Today DS1 and DH took a load to the metal scrap yard. They took the 2 engines. Firt, they had to go buy hoist. They thought maybe a "come along" might do the job, but then they found a hoist at Harbor Freight which they decided would be much better. They hooked the hoist onto a beam in the barn and hoisted the 2 engine blocks into the pick up bed.
One loaded - one to go!
Now you see it Now you don't! One pile of metal that was dumped in the barn loaded and taken to the scrap yard. More still to go including the riding lawn mower, the invalid scooter, and another truck load of metal scrap from the back lawn.
The barn has now gotten 2 bays cleaned along with 1 1/2 bales of VERY old alfalfa (30 years!) and a rotted pallet it was on. Junk gets into all the old straw ad hay so I had to rake and shovel it into lawn/leaf bags since the junk and trash mixed in it had to be removed. We still have a section of barn that came down (possibly a divider wall?) that we are going to pull apart and take to the dump. DS1 and DH discussed whether they could reattach it, but decided just to scrap the whole thing.
We are not removing any of the very old wire fencing since the couple buying the house are young and why should we prevent them from enjoying the pleasure of renovating this 100 year old farm property?! We are old, and there is a farm waiting to be found in TX for which we will need our remaining strength!
i measured this barn today. The main barn building is 36' x 36' but there is another section along the back that is 12' x 24'.
You can see this side is 12' x 48' and open all the way back.
This side faces pasture at the rear of the property.
This is the last bay of the barn and is 12' x 36'. Already looking better after having hauled off 5 loads of garbage and cabinets. Still another couple loads to go but definitely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel!