Christine, Wondering

Random Musings of a Human Becoming

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Moved in . . .

Well, I’m here, as bruised and scratched as I always am after a house move (although the best bruise actually had nothing to do with the move, the culprit there was a heavy door at uni yesterday!), but otherwise well, relaxed and very happy to be in this house.

Moving on Sunday went smoothly, and cleaning the old house yesterday took about four hours, but it’s done, and done well. Now all I have to do is unpack, repack stuff that can stay in storage, and do three assignments. 

It’s too dark at this point to take photos, but I hope by the weekend I’ll have a nice set of pictures to blog. It’s a very pretty two-bedroom brick house with wooden floors throughout. To my delight, while I was packing I found some house-dating diagnostic sheets, and put them in my overnight bag, so I’ve been able to examine the house’s characteristics in detail. As far as I can tell, and I’m reasonably certain about this, the house dates from the first half of the 1930s. The roofing takes it slightly out of the true California Bungalow style, and the brick decorations around the windows and porch point to the later part of that period. The interior door handles are original art deco fittings, and the chimney stack, while undecorated (which places it later), is square, unlike the rectangular chimney stacks of the post-WW II houses. Based on all of that, I’m pretty happy with putting it in that era. Of course, I could be wrong!

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