This past (long) weekend allowed for the last concentrated effort of restoration before the Tennyson cousins arrive next Saturday for their annual reunion.  Handi-man might get flooring down in the den area during the week, but otherwise the old farmhouse is as ready as she’ll get at this point in time.

The Galley and Privy are at the ready.

The Eddie (dining room) received a custom color this past weekend and the existing trim received at least a coat of primer.

My paternal aunt, while touring the restoration efforts this past weekend, commented that my grandmother would think she was living in a mansion.  Well, not exactly.  It’s still an old house with a lot of issues. But we have come a long way in 23 months’ time. And while we are not finished (not sure we will ever completely be so), we at least can put our best face forward this coming weekend.