I have extracted from “Draft”–the purgatory of blog entries–these photos Chris took of our current house before we moved in. They are some of the only documentation of the state of the house before we got our hands on it, but they are pretty representative.

This is the room that is now Gib’s Room/The Library, back when it was Ralph’s room, and Barbara, his wife, wasn’t even allowed to go in there. Yikes. We found false teeth, mouse nests of pumpkin seeds and candy bar wrappers, and probably one hundred empty cat food tins, “for painting my model planes,” he said, while we were helping him pack up and move out.




This is more or less what the room looks like now–except we’ve filled it up with many many more books and now it has a permanent occupant!

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