Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What did I do wrong?

Ok, so I found this project tracker and I thought that it'd be amusing. I have messed it up and know nothing about HTML so I have no idea how to fix it. I'm surprised I got the 2 rooms to show up. But it looks funny and I keep trying to fix it and its not working. Can any one help with this? If I don't figure it out soon I am going to just remove it.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

A little history...

I call this blog "our mystery house" for many reasons. Our house is a big mystery to us. There have been things happen for no reason, we have no idea when it was built, we don't know when it was remodeled in the past, but there are many things that don't fit the house at all. Check this out...a little mystery and a little history:

mystery: Our dogs won't go in to the barn. They'll go everywhere, but not into the barn.

history: The house was built by Joseph Marter and transferred by will to his wife Elizabeth in 1936

mystery: Elizabeth never resided in the house after her husbands death, she sold it immediatly and moved to Prarie St. in Vincennes.

history: Elizabeth Marter sold the residence and 50 acres of land to the Yochum family. We are the first owners not to own the entire 50 acre survey plat. We only have about 2 acres.

mystery: When the house was built. The realtor said 1910. Courthouse says 1890. 1880 plat maps show a residence where our house currently sits. Weird, huh?

history: The house was built with no bathroom! Where the bathroom is was a porch. This is evident by the porch ceiling, the siding under the formica wall (thats right, formica, like counter tops), and there was no power the wiring looks like an afterthought. And the toilet is dated 1960, which is the vibe you get in the bathroom.

mystery: The tool shed. I thought the tool shed was cute. It looks really, really, old. older than the house. It has 2 rooms and the larger room has a wooden "counter" than spans front to back (about 7 feet) and the building is about 15 feet long and about 15 feet from the house. This is a mystery because we think it may not be a tool shed. If the house was built in the 1800's then it might be a small summer kitchen. I don't know enough about these to know how to tell if it could be or not. I any one has any idea how to tell, please tell me how beacuse I have no clue.

I finally started my own blog!!

Hello every one! I'm new to whole blog thing, but I've been reading a lot of these house blogs and found them helpful and some entertaining. We're getting ready to tear into our 1910 (or possibly pre-1880) Folk Victorian and I thought I'd be nice to keep a kinda diary about it as we start projects and find out the history of our home. And maybe help some one else going through this or get some help from people that have already been there. We might need a lot of help...neither my husband or I have done anything like this before and thought it'd be fun to learn together. We might change our minds on that later though!