I wanted to post more during the week but I found I was much too busy during the day and when we finally slowed down in the evenings I was much too tired and lazy to do so!
I mentioned that Mom lives in somewhat of a 'ghetto' and it really doesn't appear that way from some of the pictures I showed you of her little house, so I'll show you the houses directly across the street...
I admit even these pictures don't really reflect all the poverty on this street.....I'll share more about that whole story in another post...
Among all the little non-photoworthy things we did to help make Mom's house more of a home, we replaced this old hot water heater
with a new tankless heater, which mounts on the outside of the house.
We installed an aerial antenna on her room (that was a scary job) so she would watch a few more channels than just PBS.
Repaired a few leaks while we were up there
Insulated a room (this was worse than working in a dingy attic)
Covered up some vent holes in her walls (forgot to take the 'after' pictures)
I think these were common back when there was one heat source in the house - this allowed the hot air to flow through to all the rooms when the doors were closed.
And we sanded a bedroom, prepping it for paint. Mom and I got really dirty in this job, but I had the camera so she was the one who got snapped!
I love you, Mom! You are such a hard worker and you have passed on that trait to me - thank you!
and thanks, especially, for all the good cooking while we stayed with you....we'll be back!!!