Saturday, October 20, 2012

Research Junky

For anybody who has followed the blog for a while, you'll know I'm a research junky. I love combing through old records and books to find interesting information. My quest to figure out our house's builder led me to find a long-neglected Laurelhurst neighborhood wiki, started several years ago. Since it was neglected, it was full of spam posts and users, but Jeff and I spent many evenings cleaning it up, so it's much better now.

In the last few days, I've been adding Oregonian articles dating back to the time the Laurelhurst neighborhood was established (1909). It's slow going though, because I have to use a reader to convert the pdf articles into text and then I have to spend quite a lot of time cleaning up the many mistakes.

But it's been fascinating to learn so much about this neighborhood we live in.

This couch potato project has, unfortunately, not been good for our productivity when it comes to working on real house projects. I had a good day yesterday sanding in the entryway and I think I'm about ready to declare it done. I just need to clean up the wood and get it prepped for staining.

We're off to a Halloween party tonight, so we're trying to throw together some not-entirely-lame costumes today. Most of our clothing and halloween gear is still buried in storage. Someday we'll be entirely moved him. I hope next year.

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