This past weekend, Ian and I had a chance to get up and visit the newest addition to our family, the Empire House. The visit was primarily to establish which projects were the most important to finish before Old Man Winter shows up, as well as give our parents a chance to see the place where we've sunk a good amount of our financial security. A few things we discovered: the former owner lived in the house for 18 years, there is a croquet set in the basement and a coyote skull in the field behind the house.
We also would like to furnish the house completely with salvaged, free or donated furniture. Please see our Farmhouse for Two blog for a list of the items we are currently seeking. See the link right below.