In today’s video we explore what is under the crown molding trim in the second floor hallway. We know that the beam needs some work but we can’t see it until we pull the trim. What we find is a little disturbing. We don’t know how they missed this.
The back stairs have been a source of concern for a while. We use them quite often and they are the only access to the attic floor. We couldn’t tell for sure but it felt like they were getting worse. Today’s video is about us putting up some temporary posts in order to ward off the collapse for a few more years until we can get to the permanent fix.
We had a small group of people try to get into the Mooreland House tonight. We caught them on the security camera and got a pretty good picture of one. We were hoping some of the local people might be able to check to see if they can identify her. They saw the camera and sprinted off before we could call any law enforcement. Trespassing would be very dangerous because it is very dark and cold in there and there are entire floors missing! Thanks for looking.
We finish up some more of the patch jobs. We patch the Tenant House, the tower roof, and put some flashing on the roof above the Breakfast Room. It sure felt good to get some of this done before it started raining a lot. Have fun watching the video.
We have successfully stopped 99 percent of the water coming into the Mooreland House. The water has been coming into the front dormer area of the house for over 80 years. We have a picture near the end of the video that was taken in the 1940s that showed water damage back then. We feel really good about the progress because we finally feel like we are getting ahead of the decay. Thanks for the encouragement as we continue on this journey.
We do a few repairs to the slate and remove some tar. After removing the cornice molding, (funnel) we put some flashing metal up to keep the water from flowing into the bricks. A couple more big leaks to tackle and we are done with the winterization. Thanks for watching!
We are back with another video! The first one of the new year. In today’s video Frank spends quite a bit of time explaining what was going on with the box gutters and the damage that they caused from the years of neglect. We appreciated all of you for sticking with us for another year and are excited about the progress we have planned for this year. Thanks for watching.
We put up a new gate back in September and we thought it would make a great Christmas Day video. Kerry decorated the gate for fall and Christmas. It made the entrance to the Mooreland House look very festive. This gate is a drastic improvement over the pvc pipe we had across the entrance before.
Frank went to “work” back in September and Kerry stayed to WORK on the Mooreland House. Kerry single handedly spruced up the entire place. We put a diagrams so you could keep track of where Kerry was in the house as she went through with her broom and bucket. Hope you enjoy the satisfying time lapse videos.
We finally had to break down and put on a new metal roof. The garage really needed it. It’s so nice to be able to put things inside now that we don’t want getting wet. Now we can get back to the Mooreland House.