Rain prevented a whole lot of progress being made--which is why there is no post for September 12 0r 13. But that's okay--we needed the rain!
This past week has seen a lot of brush being cleared. Some of it because of the work on the foundation, but not all of it. The cedar between the Brendle house and the little smokhouse has been cleaned out, and it's beginning to look more like the "oak prairie" that it's supposed to look like!
The windows have been put back in, although one pane of glass is going to need to be replaced. Hardi-plank has been installed on the backside of the house which is subjected to weather out of the north. The other side has been painted white.
Obviously, with all the rain, the grancrete still hasn't been applied to to the outside of the house. The tin from the roof was removed in order to replace rotted boards that came to light when the ceiling was taken out.
The most exciting "find" was a message left by the original roofer. In it he stated that he had lost his punch when it rolled beneath one of the sheets of tin. If and when found he would like it back, and he left his address. He also left a date: January 4, 1939. So we finally have an exact date for the age of the Brendle house! Oh, and yes, we found his missing punch! It had indeed rolled beneath the sheets of tin.