Winter 2000


This is the photo from our county’s tax data website. We’re estimating it was taken in the Winter of 2000, but we aren’t 100% positive. Since the picture shows the house pretty much how it looked when we moved in, we decided to use it as the first photo in the archive.

November 2003


Notable changes: New roof on the main part of the main house, new eave troughs on main house, some new paint on the upper parts of the main house, the new picket fence, and the addition of some new flower beds.

November 2004


Notable changes: Upper part of tower side finished, the front left side of the breezeway completed, and the new breezeway roof (both not easily seen in this shot).

November 2005


Notable changes: New roof on summer kitchen/servant’s quarters, the front right side of the breezeway completed (not easily seen in this shot), and the archway over the front gate with the lattice work trellis on each side.

December 2006


Notable changes: Scaffolding and partially finished roof (front side) on tower as well as the addition of another section of lattice work trellis on the right side of the front arbor.

November 2007


Notable changes: More new shingles added to the tower roof (front side).

December 2008


Notable changes: More new shingles added to the tower roof (front side). Also, our neighbor’s big tree behind our house is gone (due to a July storm that was packing 100mph straight-line winds).

November 2009


Notable changes: Not many major changes visible in this shot. The new front on the carriage house/garage is partially visible.

November 2010


Notable changes: Not many major changes visible in this shot. The stacks of bricks were supposed to be for rebuilding the main chimney, but this summer’s weather was uncooperative (too much rain), so the job didn’t even get started.

December 2011


Notable changes: New siding installed and painted on lower part of the east wall. The stacks of bricks were supposed to be for rebuilding the main chimney last year, but the spring weather was uncooperative (too much rain), so the job didn’t even get started (once again).

December 2012


Notable changes: No changes actually visible in this shot. Changes this year included, new cellar door, interior breezeway work, and some exterior breezeway reworking. The stacks of bricks are still there, once again, because the job didn’t even get started. Hopefully, this will get done next spring.

November 2013

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Notable changes: No changes actually visible in this shot. Changes this year included, running an underground electrical wire for a new fountain in the courtyard. The stacks of bricks are still there, just hiding behind our new “money pit on wheels.”

November 2014

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Notable changes: No changes actually visible in this shot. Changes this year included, new patio in the courtyard complete with a firepit. The “money pit on wheels” is, once again, hiding the stacks of bricks.  Our street was reconstructed this summer, and utilities were all redone, as well.  One of the utility poles was moved, and is now visible in my photo.

December 2015

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Notable changes: Changes this year included, new breezeway roof, interior and exterior breezeway work.

December 2016


Notable changes: Changes this year included, exterior breezeway work, and the beginnings of the main chimney replacement (finally, yay!!!).

December 2017


Notable changes: Changes this year included, upper west and south main roof repairs after wind storm (chimney repair got put on hold), west-most porch column removed for repair, and the addition of a mobile money pit…

December 2018


Notable changes: Changes this year included, some chimney rebuild progress (only 7 more courses to go) and the west-most porch column repair completed (but not yet reinstalled).

December 2019


Notable changes: None. Due to the very hot and rainy spring/summer, we got nothing done on the exterior this year.  Hoping for better weather next year.