But now we're on the verge of a couple of big leaps forward. The other day the drywall was delivered and today they started to put the boards up on the walls. We've been getting the walls ready for them for a while now. The new room has been framed up and insulated. The ceiling has been strapped and everything is ready.
It's kind of like archeology renovating old houses. Traces of previous lives keep turning up.
We've found old cigarette packages, telephone books and newspapers. But my favourite is the spelling list we found in the bedroom. Some young child wrote his spelling words on the wall. Don't you wonder when this was written. It could have been any time since 1898.
Harry's calculated that if the guy who plastered these walls originally was in his forties at the time the house was built, he could have been alive when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. History's not really that far in the past.