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October 26, 2016

Family Life, Stories & Finds

Digging for Gold

Aunt Sheila brought over some fun things for us to explore the backyard with: her metal detector and a pair of divining rods…and now my mind is blown. I never would have believed they worked until sure enough they started to swing towards me when I walked over the water pipe running to the old green house. You can see the green house foundation here on the left in the photo above.   They dug the grass up for a bit while I started to believe it was a worm with metal insides  ...

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Renovations, Stories & Finds

Uncovering a Hidden Fireplace

They often say “size doesn’t matter” but in come cases something this size gets your heart racing: You see it, right? Down below? Well hello there, big fella. Of course we are talking hearth stones. With a stone that size you KNOW there had to be something big behind that wall. There was only one thing that stood between my hammer and that wall…that bloody radiator. “We have to cut off the broiler…(something about draining and something else)” my  ...

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