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Postby PietFrancke » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:24 pm

Minnie, as with the Dam Birds, thank you for sharing a piece of who you are. The gallery looks beautiful in the Autumn leaves.

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Postby Matt Quinn » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:58 pm

minniev wrote:Two years ago my family farm including the house my grandparents built when they married in 1905 was being sold. My cousin and I made a final visit to see it one last time and I took pictures to remember it. Through a series of unexpected events, the sale fell through and my cousin and I partnered to buy it, finalizing the sale in April 2016. Now, we are 90% done with the project, which has returned it to most of its original appearance and function. I spent Saturday working there but took time to rest on the old porch swing, and to take pictures of it in fall color.

Has anyone else attempted such a project? I've built a house before but that was lots easier than rescuing a 110 year old structure from the precipice of collapse.


Minnie,

You are familiar, I suspect, with the poem, Lake Isle of Innisfree, by William Butler Yeats. You and he -- and all of us -- feel the same yearning for a place of peace. You now have yours.

My wife and I have ours on Cape Cod. Were it not for our grandson here in MD, we would move up there permanently. When we are here, we remember. And when there, we rejoice.

Ad multos annos.

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Re: How I've Spent 2 Years & All My $

Postby minniev » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:48 am

John N wrote:An investment of the heart.


Indeed. It was not something I could turn my back on and feel good about.
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Re: How I've Spent 2 Years & All My $

Postby minniev » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:51 am

PietFrancke wrote:Minnie, as with the Dam Birds, thank you for sharing a piece of who you are. The gallery looks beautiful in the Autumn leaves.

Thanks Piet. Jack says the Dam Birds will look good up and down the long hall that extends the length of the house. My cousin has in storage quite a few of her paintings and her mother's paintings from when she was a student at Chicago Art Institute in the 1930s. Once I frame some of Jack's work, we'll be set. :)
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Re: How I've Spent 2 Years & All My $

Postby minniev » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:53 am

Matt Quinn wrote:Minnie,

You are familiar, I suspect, with the poem, Lake Isle of Innisfree, by William Butler Yeats. You and he -- and all of us -- feel the same yearning for a place of peace. You now have yours.

My wife and I have ours on Cape Cod. Were it not for our grandson here in MD, we would move up there permanently. When we are here, we remember. And when there, we rejoice.

Ad multos annos.

Matt


We look forward to being able to stay there. I have such a treasure trove of memories from my life there as a child and young adult. A place of peace and light.
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Re: How I've Spent 2 Years & All My $

Postby St3v3M » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:52 pm

Wow, what a difference two years and a lot of love can make! The Gallery House is beautiful will be even more when it finds it's purpose again! S-
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