Friday, March 18, 2016

Before and Afters!


Well I will start my upload of weekly updates now!! I first want to start with the before and afters of cleaning! We finally got all the trash out of the Home. And more cleaning unveils more horrors! Many many many more...


Here we have what we have called the living room, all cleaned out!


The bathroom, just got the carpet out too...

 

The Kitchen 


Spare Bedroom


Main Bedroom..


 I also got the stage area, back to what it was originally and more burnt orange 70's carpet out of the church, I found a 1972 penny under the carpet...It may be right on, with the remodel...

Now the horrors...I had big hopes, of moving into the parsonage/home in a few months. My plan was to get the electric re ran and added shut offs to all the bare pipes...Well I opted to do some looking in the crawl space, it appears the sewer is disconnected and there is server termite damage from improper porch installation. Here are some photos. There is also a large lead pipe under the home, that I have no idea if it is old sewer or still connected. Until I crawl under there I have no idea...


 That day, I also discovered another surprise! My partner, had left the lights on....As we were next door working and when I went to the basement of the church to wash my hands....I spied something odd, sitting on the foundation wall....I was like, I didn't leave anything there....and then I was like, is that a purse? How did I miss that...Closer I got...I went EEEEEKKKK Its a snake! I have no idea about snakes but couldn't leave him there, so I go thte trash can, and the broom, knocked him in the can....then into a bucket and we ran him to the nature preserve....Didn't want to let him ago, to close to home and find his way back....I "think" he was a rat snake but I can't be positive.


Oh and we stopped by the library to see if they had anything on the church, no go but they did have a book from their centennial and a snippet about the history of the St Luke Church....but it doesn't make since to me...As the history is all over the place...


Next post, we will look at why the window and door casings so slopped...