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Finally! We have found a contractor and the demolition has been completed. In, like, one day. It was amazing. They came in at 8 in the morning, taped everything up, took out the ceiling, took out the built in cabinets, and done all of that through the window. We haven't heard the peep from them! Check this out:

As always, whenever we open the walls, we find something amazing behind them. Well, apparently, what are now our kids' room, have been connected with the door under the staircase. I went back to the original drawings, and saw that the room currently under construction was a nursery, and it was connected to the room that belonged to the Lady of the house. Amazing!

You see, in those days, nurseries were always placed far from the parents bedrooms, usually in the attic, next to the servants rooms, so not to disturb the parents. But, I guess, because Harry Fenn's studio was in the attic, kids were designated to the same sleeping floor as adults. Also, the fact that the mother's room was connected to the nursery says a lot about their family dynamic.

Now, we wait for the plumber to fix the drains.


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