Thanks to a tip from Dinah, someone who follows the blog, we were able to come up with a fix for the loose stones that we feared were about to fall. It took a little bit to get to the spot but we feel it is very well worth it. For those who don’t think it will hold up… we used the good duct tape. With the help of Bertha to lift Frank up to the roof and a 22 foot ladder, we were able to reach it and remedy the situation.
Happy New Year everyone! We don’t plan on putting out another blog post until next year. See you then!
We have some of the most amazing people that are following our journey! When we pulled up to the Mooreland House yesterday we found a nice little basket filled with treats! What a tremendous gesture to have someone go out of their way and do that for us. We are not sure if it was a coincidence or not but it was the day after we got the bad news about the tower. Thank you Ange and your daughter!
Since we weren’t that excited about what we found on the Mooreland House yesterday, we thought we would do a thorough inspection with the drone today. Instead of trying to answer a bunch of questions in messages, Frank figured he would share the unedited video and do a voice over. The tower is in pretty bad shape but it is fixable. We will have to take down a bunch of stone but we think it will make it through the winter as is. We hope…
Little bit of a psychological setback today. We went up to take down some stones that were about to fall and… thought better of it. Once again, we find ourselves in a spot where we don’t want to move any stones because there is no certainty that they are not supporting others. We are going to spend some time contemplating our next move but the tower is in worse shape than we wanted it to be. We aren’t necessarily surprised… just a little set back. We are putting up a few pictures. The red circles are where the stack of rocks are.
We got all the big stones down from the dormer façade. The structure underneath the stones was even more deteriorated than we had imagined. Even though we didn’t expect to be doing this when we bought the Mooreland House, we are glad that we are making it right. Thanks for watching!
We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas from the Mooreland House! We have been truly blessed by your presence on this website and the people that watch our YouTube videos. We hope to share many more Christmas seasons with all of you. We are happy to report that Miss Mooreland is sharing her first dry-ish holiday in about 15 years.
We finally got a small weather window above 50 degrees! We jumped on the opportunity to patch the rubber roofing over the south portico. You know the hole has been in the roof a long time when it has grass growing in it. Our patch job isn’t perfect but it should keep most of the rain out of the porch below this walk out area.
Frank is hanging up his wings for a little while to spend some time “relaxing” at home. He gets to spend the rest of the year on the ground. Well, maybe a little time “flying” on Bertha. We hope to get a lot accomplished even though it is forecast to be kind of cold the next couple weeks. Something to do with winter…
Happy Monday! We wanted to share the only other existing mantle picture that we have. This dining room picture is from the realtor site around 2007. It looks like it was dark oak. The opening for the fireplace is 42 inches wide and 36 inches tall. Interesting note… the rug in the picture is still there in the dining room. It is in pretty bad shape though.
In this week’s video we continue with the tear down of the dormer facade. Some of the stones were definitely too big to play around with just scaffolding. Since it was our second day working with Bertha we actually had our communication set up.