Sunday, September 15, 2013

Peg's Pond House

It was so nice to spend these 2 days in Boothbay. Every time I leave there I am reminded why Ted loved it so. It is a beautiful spot. For those of you who don't know, Peg's Pond House is our little shack on Barters Island, In Boothbay Harbor. Ted was working on it when he got sick. It was a pretty big project...the perimeter drain failed about 4 years ago, causing our basement to flood. We were unaware, as that was the first year we shut down the house and did not discover the mess until the spring. It was so sad.  Many a summer weekend was spent here the past 19 years, not to mentions weddings and reunions. We love this place. Ted began work digging up around the house and putting in a new drain on the weekends. He got 3/4's of the way done, when he could no longer do the work. So the past 2 years it has been quiet at the Pond house...overgrown, as Ted moved the earth to do the drain. All utilities disconnected, as he was readying it for the next step...taking off part of the house, demo on the interior and putting it back together. He never got the chance to finish.
This is the Pond house as it was when we purchased it many years ago. Ted added an awesome screen porch. Below are the pics of whats going on today. Nothing a little landscaping, painting and mean carpentry skills cannot fix. It will soon be ready for us and the many renters, who will enjoy as much as we do. My many thanks to Lisa & Peter for all the Love.
  Screen porch side
      Front of the shack
  View from the deck...
 Back of the house. We took the deck off and have quite the wildflower jungle going  on
Apple tree down! Thinking a Peach Tree might be sweet.
 Screen porch...raspberries have taken over... I kinda like, except for the blocking of the stairs. Next weekends project, if time allows.

This will be the new entrance. It will be nice to sleep here again!

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