Thursday, February 9, 2012

Home Improvement Surprise (No. 1)

We couldn't wait to get started on our home improvement projects -- we've been wanting to do this for a decade now.  So we started on our first project within 24 hours after arriving:  tearing off the 70 years of layered wallpaper in the dining room.  And then when we started removing the last layer, we began to uncover a secret message painted on the wall when the home was first constructed (early '40s).

Our new walls were speaking to us from the past.  We floated a lot of theories for what the secret message would say.  Tenny thought it would be a clue to find a pirate's treasure.  Jeremy thought it would be a murder confession.  In the end, though, it's basically a very old time card punched at 5:20 pm (before the inception of spell check, evidently).

Home improvement is so fun!  (Hopefully we're still saying that by the time we get to our bathroom.)

1 comment:

Hillary said...

I was really pulling for instructions under those 17 layers on how to get to a bag of gold kruggerands in your shed.