How Far We’ve Come

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Recently, a film crew came to film our house.  We have been chosen as one of the 12 top homes to live in across Canada.  It seems absurd to me that we are in the same category as Justin Trudeau, Wayne Gretzky, and Alexander Graham Bell’s original home.  But who am I to judge?  I just went along for the ride.

It did make me think about the amount of work we have done to this building, and all the different stages of it’s transformation that have occurred in the last three years.  Now that we are heat stable this winter, Jess suggested we have an annual Celebration of Heat in the coldest month of the year, to remind us of how things use to be during our first winter.  The celebration would basically consist of turning off the heat, and trying to cook dinner with our winter jackets and toques on.  I think I may be skipping that party.

Below are some of the before and after shots of the old South Marysburgh Central School that we now call home.  I thought you might want to walk down memory lane with me and have a peek inside.

Outside of our Building:

Before:

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After:

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Boy’s Bathroom

Before:

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After:

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Classroom #2

Before:

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After:

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The Gym

Before:

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After:

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Backyard

Before:

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After:

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Elsa Dog

Before:

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After:

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What will the next three years bring?

 

 

 

 

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22 thoughts on “How Far We’ve Come

  1. Pingback: How Far We’ve Come | paysh

  2. Alysa, we are so proud of what you, Jess, and the girls have accomplished. Your Mom and Dad would be, too. I’ve never seen a family with such love and caring in their eyes. We love you.
    Mary Ann

    • Thank you so much Aunt Mary Ann. I do think of my parents often and know they would of been quite pleased with our project. It would be lovely if they were alive to enjoy it with us. You and Jim should come visit next time you are in Canada! Much love to you too.

  3.  Great great issue!!!…loved the shots.    Lv,  wayne

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