Happy New Year, House friends! It’s been a productive year at the Masser House/White House, even though it doesn’t look it from the outside. Donna continued improving the perennial beds and creating amazing compost for them, with trimmings from the yard and spent grains from the wonderful folks at the Copper Club. Bill, Michael and friends played in the dirt. The dirt under the house. Lots and lots of dirt.
Here are a few photos: Bill digging under the house–a process that is continuing as I write this. You’ll also see the footers that were poured, and the beams put in to help stabilize and support the kitchen. One photo is of Abiram, Michael and Bill in the kitchen. Michael is standing where the kitchen floor used to be, Bill is standing in the pit showing how deep they dug–a little over three feet deep, and Abiram is standing on one of the beams that he was of huge help building. We hope to have him back after the digging! There will be a crawl space under the kitchen. The digging took six months, doing it one five-gallon bucket at a time. The rest of the house will be dug down two feet so there will room to run beams under it. Once all that is done, the plan is to dig out all around the house and put in a foundation. Hopefully being done by this time next year! In Bill and Donna’s words: mama should have “news shoes” next year, moving towards a new “hat and dress.”
We hope your 2017 was as productive as ours, and your 2018 will be filled with as much hope as we have for the House. As always, when you see us there (most Saturdays), stop on by to visit and/or help out if you want, or join us for a cold one at the Copper Club afterwards! Cheers!