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Mama’s Walnut Avenue house is coming along, slowly but surely. Much of the work that has been done is not noticeable. She thought the plumbing was fine, but discovered that it all had to be replaced. Surprise! When my cousins replaced it, they discovered that the washing machine had been draining under the house all of these years. Good grief! The plumbing is now complete. Yeah!
I spent Saturday helping Mama and have a few pictures of what she’s accomplished over the past month.
She’s spent a good bit of time stripping paint from woodwork.
Parlor doors in July:
Parlor doors in October:
The mantel in the parlor has also been stripped along with the base board and picture molding.
Mama has removed a good bit of the paint from the wood work around the front door.
Here are the parlor doors from the hall side. Look at the pine without the paint.
Mama and I spent all day on Saturday removing wallpaper from this bedroom. The paint covering this wallpaper is enamel which made our job extra tough. We had hopes of finishing, but it didn’t happen.
It is supposed to be fairly warm this week and Mama is planning on painting her porches. How many 64 year old women do you know who would take on a project like this? My Mama rocks!
She’s got a lot of painting to do…..