Author Archives: staceycordeiro

Lessons from my Crawlspace, and my Contractor

Trigger Warning: extreme change orders Here you have the 1st floor kitchen at my house when I found it: It looks kind of cute to me now.  I kind of think I should have just kept it that way. So, … Continue reading

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In the meantime: the oldest house

It could be that you are a little confused about where I’m actually living while all this work gets done on my house.  You are not the only one, I’m living a confusing life right now. It just so happens … Continue reading

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Stuff we found in the house

I’ve been looking forward to this for a while – the post where I tell you about all the weird, cool, and gross stuff we have found in the house so far. Most of these things came from under the … Continue reading

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Visualizing my someday house

It’s been 15 months now since we started renovating, and there are still some months to go.  It’s been a long, difficult, often discouraging process.  When I look at and walk around the house, I am looking at and walking … Continue reading

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Discovering Cousin Anna

According to Massachusetts Town & Vital Records 1620-1988, Anna Clapp Harris Smith’s given name was Ann Sarah Harris.  She was born on July 23, 1843, and was known as Anna all her life.  Her brother Samuel was 3 years older … Continue reading

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Stacey’s Renovationary Army

It’s almost time to mobilize my friends & family crew for Sunday work days.  Soon, very soon, all the framing and rough floors will be in and we will be able to walk around inside again, thank goodness! I am … Continue reading

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Happy Place

Are you wondering what’s going on with my renovation?  Oh sorry, I’ve been in my happy place. So, everyone who’s ever renovated anything knows you should budget twice as much time and twice as much money as you think you … Continue reading

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