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Jason Jessie (cooljjay)
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Harvest Time!
Over the summer we got a TON! Of produce from the garden, it was great but honestly it was way way more then we could eat. We still have a freezer full of tomato sauce and veggies. For our first full season here, we got an amazing garden going and I can't w...
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Door Restoration Project!
Let me tell you a crazy learning process! Building a door frame from scratch to fit an unsquare door! Since I believe that both of the front doors on the parsonage are original, I want to save them but it is no easy task! Now how to get a door that looks li...
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Window Sash Restoration...
Getting a window to go from this to this. Is a lot of work and through the spring/summer I managed to get four of the seven windows in the parsonage fully restored.  You have to completely remove the sash, strip the inside and outside of the sash, repair an...
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Time to tear off the front....
Yes that is a hole in the front of the parsonage. We started at the worst corner first. Everything from the windows to joist need to be touched in one way or another. After we replaced the front rim joist/mud seal with a beam we never really replaced in of ...
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May! Time to Paint!!!
The window may not be restored yet but the prep is all done on this side....now we prime n paint! Primer... Paint! Great back drop for our flower arrangement, gathered from the annual trip to the grave yard.. More primer.. Getting closer Holly COW!!! Look a...
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Spring is offically here!
We plant Big Al our Blue Spruce between the church and parsonage and shortly after we had a family of Robins move in. All spring we got to watch the family grow up it was great! We built the Butterfly house, a teepee to grow our Lemon Cucumbers on. The gard...
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Other April tidbits...
We started sistering up all the rafter tails, since I made a vow to close up the eaves before winter on the parsonage this was mandatory. It was a PITA as I was laying on plywood in the attach and had to jack up the roof in order to get the 2x4's sister and...
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It's April!!
And its back to Salvaging! The neighbor who bought on of the six homes that was demolished, said we could take what every we need...Not good! So probably over the next month we took the entire addition off the home. We needed all the lap/clap siding to rebu...
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Adding back the details!
We had some of the original trim left that we pulled off from under the eaves on the front of the parsonage. Instead of adding it back there, I opted to install it back ontop of the windows/doors/corner. We have located an exact match at a lumber store and ...
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Spring bring in so much!!
Oh yeah! This spring/summer also brought paint to part of the house!!! It started in March.. We started prepping the best side of the parsonage/house which is the left side. The prep requires us to remove all the original paint, coat everything with linseed...
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