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Our Olde House

Our Olde House: January 17, 2022

I noticed that our porta-cache’ was leaning a bit several years ago, but it did not seem to be a critical issue at the time. Although the reason for the lean was obvious, the best way to rectify the situation was not readily apparent to me. Sure, a notch seemed to be the answer but…

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Our Olde House: December 21, 2021

Last month I began again on my never-ending quest to paint Our Olde House; my plan was to finish painting the ceiling of our carport and the front peak of the house before it got too cold to paint this year.  I have been tisking about how to do this for many months since both…

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Our Olde House: November 6, 2021

Mississippi has a lot of trees. I love trees. Miss Sherry has a few oak trees and probably the largest black walnut tree in Mississippi in her yard. A very large pin oak on the property line was dropping some pretty big limbs a couple of years ago for no apparent reason. The tree is…

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Our Olde House: October 12, 2021

Oh rats, actually rat.  A few weeks ago I saw another rat under the house.   This may sound like a big “so what” but when you have Civil War insulation, a rat under the house will soon be a big problem; all rats have friends. I have spent literally several years, though it seems longer,…

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Our Olde House: September 14, 2021

“Mississippi has a lot of bugs.”  Before I lived in the South I had heard this expression, but I really had no idea what a “lot” of bugs actually meant.  This is not a complaint or criticism, just simply a statement of fact that is lost on those who do not live in the South. …

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Our Olde House: August 9, 2021

Miss Sherry had a 30’ x 20’ backyard wooden deck built about fifteen years ago; it was professionally done, a very nice two-level design with two diagonal steps down into the yard in front of the side gate.  About five years ago the wooden deck started to sag next to the house in a couple…

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Our Olde House: June 24, 2021

A week ago my wife noticed that the refrigerator was off; obviously not good.  I reset the circuit breaker a few times and the refrigerator would run for a few minutes or a few hours and then trip the breaker again.  Since this is an old house I decided (hoped) it was a bad circuit…

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Our Olde House: Introduction

by: Gerald Kerner Miss Sherry and I live in a circa 1863 house in Olde Towne, Clinton.  Our house has had at least two major extensions and several interior rearrangements during the past 158 years.  As we are taking our turn at caring for this part of Clinton’s history, we have learned to accept that…

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