Meanwhile, we're lining up our renovation ducks. The woodstoves arrived yesterday and oh, what beauties! A Pioneer Princess, for those who are curious, and a nice little glass-door fireplace to keep us toasty.
My sweet parents have given up the entire house to us and the kids. My mother is a veteran homeschooler herself and she's made it her project to get my sons reading and writing. Thank you mum! The boys are thriving in her little Montessori heaven and her enthusiasm and creativity. I think we might just stay permanently, what with the boys heading straight to her room first thing in the morning. (Just kidding, Mum!)
Look at those beautiful straight walls! The house is in great structural condition. No gutting is required since it was renovated by hippies in the 70's who courteously removed the linoleum/wallpaper crust that inevitably builds up over the decades. The inside is all wood. Old, battered wood full of stories.