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By George W. Ackerman, probably Ingham County, Michigan, August 15, 1930
Thursday, November 19, 2020
I went through my blog feeds yesterday morning, and after reading The Prudent Homemaker's post where she mentioned checking the bank daily, I went and checked my accounts. I don't check the bank every day, but it's not like I never go there. Well, I had four fraudulent charges on one of the accounts-- the one I use almost exclusively for groceries-- in the past week! Over the course of the week, charges from Amazon were accruing, ranging from a dollar and change up to $25. I'm glad I checked!
So no photo to blog yesterday, because my blogging time was spent calling the bank (three times), waiting on hold, disputing charges, suspending the card for the account, ordering a new one, checking and re-checking Amazon accounts, etc. I will be glad if I can get nearly $75 dollars back, but truth to be told, I felt annoyed that my morning plans were turned upside-down!
On to today's photos:
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
I wasn't there the night that the central columns were raised, but it was a "dark and stormy night" and quite a slippery job. It's hard to see here, but the big beam was wrapped up with housewrap to protect it from the weather, just like the columns. Not an easy job, that.
Friday, November 13, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Our friends who helped us raise the outer walls left some scaffolding for us. Every DIY house-build should have scaffolding-- it came in handy untold times! The boys learned how to assemble/disassemble it quickly.
The floors got a makeover; because of the rain, we felt some protection was needed. Not sure if primer was the solution for that but it was cheap and a nice change from the color "subfloor."
More about that big beam in the foreground tomorrow...
Friday, November 6, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
We tested and found that housewrap can last a long time. Thankfully.
A bonus: the scraps can make a waterproof notepad!
Wednesday, November 4, 2020