It Moved

We have been measuring the distance between the wood structure and the stones on the south dormer facade for about a year and a half. We did another measurement and it had moved out a quarter of an inch. It doesn’t sound like much but it is too much for a stone wall to move. We are going to stop working on the powder room and get the south dormer down before it falls. Kerry did a great job of wedging Bertha in between the tree and the house. Stones are coming down next, one way or another.

8 thoughts on “It Moved

  1. Martin Perry June 22, 2022 / 19:00

    Dear both,

    I pray your upbeat assessment of this news will continue!

    I am sure you are making the right decision and I am wishing you every blessing for this work.

    To my mind it is prophetic, – that to go forward you have to correct the things which have been poorly dealt with in the past, even when they happened on someone else’s watch!

    It makes no difference why thees things have gone wrong, the solution remains to be real, and understand, forgive, and ask for strength to go forward.

    You are demonstrating the divine work of restoration, whether it is seen or not.

    I think this whole project of restoration has such a Godly feel to it, you are trusted with much, and I believe you are blessed to have this opportunity.

    God bless as He provides for all your needs. Love from the UK.

    Martin and Corinna Perry

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    • moorelandhouse June 22, 2022 / 19:04

      Thanks for the wonderful comments! We do try to glorify God in whatever we do. We are also very thankful that so much research has been done in the UK that gave us the confidence to tackle the stonework that is so desperately needed on this ole gal. The Mooreland House is a young pup considering the age of some of your historic properties.


  2. Richard Wood June 22, 2022 / 20:03

    Be daft and by all means both of you shy be wearing a hard hat! This is a delicate situation so slow and steady you go .

    All my best

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    • moorelandhouse June 22, 2022 / 20:07

      Luckily it is still stable enough that it is safe to work around. That’s why we are taking it down now instead of letting it get worse. Thanks for the advice.


  3. Doug Lee June 23, 2022 / 07:13

    I’m no expert, but starting to wonder if yhe years of rain and runoff has caused weakening of the foundation or subsoil.

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    • moorelandhouse June 23, 2022 / 07:16

      No, it is actually the brick and stone around the box gutters that is the problem. The foundation is rock solid.


  4. Daniel June 23, 2022 / 08:45

    I Would love to come visit and tour this beautiful grand lady some day. After all, Minnie Ball was my 6th cousin FIVE times removed, lol.

    Seriously though, you should totally open her up a few weekends a year and charge a nominal fee for tours.

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    • moorelandhouse June 23, 2022 / 09:59

      We hope to open it up once we feel it is safe for the general public. Taking this dormer down gets us one step closer.


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