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Hello, hello. I am back!

So when I wasn’t at work, I basically spent the past three months on the couch dealing with 24-hour morning sickness as best I could.  And the house got  hopelessly neglected…

But that seems to be over now and I’m also back from the holiday celebrations, and so the new plan is to try and get as much done on the house before life becomes suddenly quite busy this summer.

So this is where the house was when I left it last:

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I did manage to procure a few key pieces amid all the nausea, including this fabulous Victorian piano for the sitting room:

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So the front sitting room will look vaguely like this in setup.

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And I got this really cool pie cabinet for the pantry under the stairs:

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Started work today by tracing out a pattern of the floor for this section (which I had forgotten to do earlier), so I could use it as a ceiling pattern and second-floor pattern later on.

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Then I returned to the back staircase which is almost done. Decided that the baseboard I used in the hallway simply would not do.

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This is the hallway/staircase where all the buckets and mops and coal scuttles would be carried through, and it needed to be better protected against all that wear and tear.  So I decided to make a simple wainscoting that would continue up the stairs.

But I needed more materials for that, so I went out to get some and then started creating the wainscoting.

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Didn’t get  terribly far with it, but you have to keep in mind that a lot of my house-making time was spent driving very slowly in the slightly freezing rain to a town 15 miles away where I get my supplies…and then just as slowly back again afterward.

I’ll get more done on it tomorrow. But for now, it feels good to be back at it again.

I’ll leave you with a photo of this awesome organ which will find its home in the music room on the second floor (I pity the movers who have to bring that one up!)

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Good night and happy New Year to one and all!