Thursday, December 17, 2015
Behind the wood we pulled off, we found ancient math. You know, the math they did where 1,220 + 240= 1,460 and no little drawings were needed to figure it out. There were no paragraphs needed to explain the little pictures used to answer the problem either. It was just math. (In case you're wondering, I hate common core math). Part of me hates the idea of covering this up, because in a few years, no one will remember what simple math looked like.
In all my cleaning and pulling down of ceilings, I've also found some newspapers from August 1960. There is mention of JFK when he was a Senator and a half page ad from the electric company telling people how wonderful it is to have a house run entirely on electricity (it even has examples of local families and the amount they pay a month for electricity). And late last night while working on smoothing the trim in the hallway, I discovered that there was once scrollwork on the steps similar to what I found along the top of the stairs. I'm hoping I can find the pattern through the paint and be able to redo the scrollwork by painting, but it wasn't as easy to see on the steps downstairs as it was on the area by the upstairs hallway.
I'm sure there will be a ton of other things we come across. I'm hoping for some money in the walls or something along those lines.