1979 House when I moved in
2013 remodeling – I basically added to the east and south of the house.
Going around the house from northeast to southwest
Only 4 small windows on the north – Iowa winter winds are brutal.
Screened porch on northeast corner – I hauled all the fieldstone home on a trailer, load after load, from all my neighbors’ rock piles. I still have a rock pile that I’m working on to reach the bottom. When I first started collecting rocks I was quite choosy – those rocks are on the bottom!! And I want them! Which means I have to move the not so good rocks to get to the good ones. But here’s the kicker – Rick dumped gravel and dirt on the pile years ago and all of that has to be shoveled away first. I am taking a break from this job until it cools off.
Southeast corner – the room with all the windows is the “front” room – dining room, tv, reading. Main TV area is further into the main part of the house where the fireplace is.
South facing – windows continue in “front” room. Entry at top of the ramp. Windows to the left are the piano room.
South facing piano room
Southwest corner of piano room and front of sewing room. Garage on the left.
Southwest – sewing room door and garage
Facing west – garage on right, quilt shop straight ahead.
Turning counterclockwise is the playhouse – quilt shop on far right.
Looking south to the barn.
There are 20 large double hung windows on east and south, only one on the west – window sills 10” wide are made of concrete to hold plants. New floors in front room are also concrete with heat runs below.
Keeper report – he’s home from being neutered today but he’s not feeling the best. Tomorrow will be better.
How are you standing the heat? Thank God for AC. Rick and I were reminiscing about hot weather as kids without any AC – a fan if we were lucky. Our house had only one small fan and Dad bought it for Mom in the hospital when I was born on July 3 and it was hot – no AC in the hospital. Now there’s a story of changing times.