Little has happened at the Keys house in recent months, but that is beginning to change. We’re finally able to devote some more time to the project and will continue pecking away it it in small increments. We’ve also found some things for the house which are of interest. So far we have have acquired an 1880’s cook stove for the kitchen which retains its original nickeling. We were also able to score an 1880’s six-piece parlor suite which had been languishing in an antique mall pretty much forever. Also an 1880’s wall clock! At some point I will post about these finds.
The real excitement, however, concerns the exterior of the house. The bling is coming back! Both roof cresting and a new paint scheme are in process!
While not a top priority, Jim wanted to order cresting and have it on hand in case the world got too chaotic/dysfunctional. As it turned out, he was not a bit too paranoid. The national shutdown did, in fact, delay the production and delivery of the order, but we finally received it. We still need to prime and paint all the pieces before they can be installed.
Also Jim removed two of the porch supports from the south porch for repairs to be made off-site. I’m in the process of painting them now, so they will be the first bits of color to appear on the house in many decades.