Category Archives: Before

Down Under

I dropped by the shack today to meet with the electrician and it was a total beehive of activity. Martin, Gerry and the plumber were already there. Mason and his work crew arrived while I was there, they were blocking up some … Continue reading

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Progress!

Work has been progressing nicely and Martin, Gerry and Billy are doing a top-notch job. I had a pretty specific list of work items when I started, but when you are dealing with an old building, it sometimes has its own ideas. … Continue reading

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Hit the Bricks

A few people have commented how Coronation Street the place looks. I have to agree, and I have been getting a lot of great ideas from books and web sites based in the UK. The key words to use on … Continue reading

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Bare bones

Yay! Martin the carpenter and his helpers Jerry and Billy started today. They are originally from my hometown in Cape Breton and came recommended by two different sources. The Cape Bretoners are pretty thick on the ground up here, so I have been able to … Continue reading

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Etiam progredieris!

If Mary keeps commenting I won’t ever have to come up with an original title for a new post. Good stuff. Here are a couple of progress pics showing the first few drywall hits by my sister Ann and her … Continue reading

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Innards and Carcass

You want pictures? Here are pictures. Lots of before shots and some not-quite-to-scale floorplans. If you think this looks bad, wait until you see it now that all the drywall has been removed.                       … Continue reading

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Veni, vidi, vici

The Twelve Apostles is a series of brick row houses built in 1901 to serve as living quarters for married officers stationed at the Halifax Citadel.  They are registered as the Churchfield Barracks as part of the Heritage Property program of the Halifax … Continue reading

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