Well, after a trip to the emergency room this morning, I hope I will be feeling better soon! As you may know, I've been suffering from a case of poison ivy for almost 2 weeks, and I was still getting new breakouts. Sunday morning I woke up with a little swelling under one eye. This morning, both eyes were swollen, and so were the sides of my nose. As soon as I looked in the mirror, I knew something wasn't right, so I jumped in the shower, got dressed, and went to the E.R. Turns out this is more reaction to the poison ivy. I am now on steroids, so I guess I won't be playing for any major sports team right now!
Have you ever noticed the picture of our house on my sidebar, with the caption "Our Sears Roebuck House"? I had planned on doing a post about our house for a while now, but I've just been too lazy! So when Holly asked what a Sears Roebuck house is, I thought I better get my act together and tell you all about it! What it is, is a house that was ordered from a Sears catalog! The above picture is a reproduction of one. What you did was pick out which house you would like, and then all of the parts, from the wood to the nails to the windows, were delivered to you by train. That is why most all Sears homes are near a railroad station. We live a block away from our train station. So when all of the pieces were delivered, you would build it yourself, or hire someone to do it for you.
You could pick the Glen Falls. Isn't it gorgeous? As much as I love our house, I certainly love this model too.
Or maybe the Sunbeam suits your taste. I love the names of the models. So old-fashioned. But who's gonna hang out that upper window and water that windowbox?!
How about the Chesterfield?
Or maybe The Fairy? Looks more like a little cabin, but very cute!
Our home is The Conway. I love the style of the house, and the generous front porch!
Here is a picture of the furnace that was ordered for the house. I am friends with the man who grew up here, in the forties, and he said that that furnace had eight arms (pipes) and was very scary to a little boy!
This is a copy of the actual paperwork. Total cost of the house? $2443! I bet that was alot of money back in 1927!
Love the letterhead on this paper. I had a color copy made, just because I thought it was so neat!
I wish I could find the picture that I have of the house shortly after it was built. But this is what it looks like today. We love our home, and think it is the ultimate antique!