Reviving Granbery – Taking the Good with the Bad

You can’t appreciate the good until you’ve had the bad! And boy, have we had some challenges over the last few weeks at Granbery Manor. Water seems to be our enemy as of late. Not only have we had major water issues at the circa 1807 home we’ve been working on, but we’ve had a few at our current home and a rental property we own.

 

But we’ve also seen some good progress in other areas, as we continue to try to find the source of all the water troubles (there are several sources). Old houses are the ultimate mysteries – with abandoned pipes and wires that lead to nowhere and hidden discoveries behind every wall. And it makes it even more tricky when behind every wall is solid masonry . . .

As we trudge on, I’m recording bits and pieces to share as we go along. Here are two videos to catch you up on the struggle and the progress. Let me know what you think!

 

 

In this video, you’ll see what our 15-year-old thinks about her new room and see what keeps me going:

 

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Jacquie Parker
Jacquie Parker
3 months ago

Hang in there Kristie! Yes, there are always challenges with older homes and while they are frustrating, you know when you restore it, it will be done correctly and you will definitely sleep better at night. I know it will tax your budget but run new lines now to the main water supply! Those old galvanized pipes are rusting in the ground and will only cause you more heartache the longer they remain, not to mention the health and sanitary conditions of all under your roof. You all are in our prayers! You will get there 🙂

Isabel de Yzaguirre
Isabel de Yzaguirre
3 months ago

I love your daughter´s room and the colors you chose for it. Well done!

Molly
Molly
3 months ago

How awful! But, it’s better to find those kinds of problems early on. Hang in there, Kristie!

Lee Ann W
Lee Ann W
3 months ago

🤩 wow. What a project. Thanks for updating us. You are a brave soul!

Susie
Susie
3 months ago

I can’t believe the plumbers broke the transom window 🙁

Janet Kelly
Janet Kelly
3 months ago

It definitely gets worse before it gets better! So worth it though! Thank you for sharing. I loved your daughters room and watching the progress on this magnificent home.

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