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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Remodeling The Farm

As soon as we got here on May 7 we resumed our rehabbing the farmhouse from where we left off last summer. See: '09 #1;     '09 #2;     '09 #3

The very first thing was to paint the living room a light cream color. As seen here getting rid of the dark paneling brightens it up emmensely. We also added the oval rug shown under the coffee table.

I found this antique spring driven pendlum schoolhouse clock on eBay and luckily, being the only bidder, snagged it for only $9.95 plus $14.00 shipping. We think it fits the living room feng shui perfectly.

EBay also rewarded me with this weight driven skeleton clock which we mounted in the dining room. I wasn't the only bidder but I still got it for less than $50.00 including shipping. It's a Chinese knockoff of the $400.00 German skeleton movement but so far seems to work well.

The dining room also received this much needed chandelier.

Moving on to the bedroom, Teddy had her heart set on this antique style iron bed. We had ordered it last fall before we left for the west. All we had to do was pick it up from the furnature store and set it up.

We also added a new ceiling fan/light fixture and the lamp in the corner so that we can read our Kindles & iPads in bed...

...and at a used furniture store in Traverse City we found this vanity.

There will be more coming in a subsiquent blog as we are now beginning an extensive kitchen remodel.

But Teddy will have to carry on by herself for a while as I am going into the hospital on June 1 for a total knee replacement on my long suffering left knee.
I had my right knee done three years ago and it was only a matter of time until the left also had to go.
Oh well...at least I still have all of my own teeth.  ;-)

1 comment:

Tom and Carol Sykes said...

Having gone through one knee replacement already, this second one should be a piece of cake, right?! More or less, right?...;-)