Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Where I continue to regale the world with more photos of hidden stairs under the back addition.

OK, my In-laws have returned home and we can get back to working on the house, if Kaptain KAOS is still around. In an effort to bring myself back among the living at least in houseblog land I am bringing this to the story of casa titus.
This is a picture opposite the stairs leading to the kitchen, they are at the back entrance and next to the stormcellar/servants entrance. Again, you can see the window behind them, or at least the trellis someone stuck there for some reason... I am fond of the bottom step as it is rather pretty.
I still don't know if this would be original to the house, I still have not unpacked the box with the historical data we have which includes some photos from back in the day... I think it was all wood though, which would make sense as this looks plastered.

camera phone 006, originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.


Saturday, March 11, 2006

Warming up..

143 days with out a drop of water here abouts...
not a good thing, wells in the North 40 parts of the state have run dry or are very close... water is a precious commodity and when it rains it is celebrated!
It is chilly, dropped to a low of 38 I heard... that is freaky cold here.

So I was looking to see if I could burn a fire today and our county air quality organization said yes, but added this tid-bit:

Fireplace and/or woodstove use is permitted in a non-restricted burn period, but don't use them if you don't need to. Woodburning produces fine particulate matter that can be harmful to our lungs and also carbon monoxide and other toxins that can harm our health.


Wow, keeping warm will kill you!


Saturday, March 04, 2006

But minty green?

I have run into some evidence of interesting color choices by previous owners... the dark chocolate dining room, the deep burgundy bathrooms, the dark green kitchen... and then I ventured outside and...


While the house was red brick, I believe that this was the color of the eaves... that green color... I think it may have even been the window frame color too... I have found it in some strange places...

interesting color choice.

camera phone 009, originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

The photo is blurry because the house is tall and I could only get a blurry shot, this my dears is the best of the bunch, so far!