Tag Archives: First floor

Clearing a path, now you can walk through this house

31 Oct

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I haven’t produced a video in some time of the house interior. Here you go for your enjoyment:

Everything in this video need to be gone in two weeks. If it doesn’t get bought or bargained for, it’s gone!

Kitchen and WC clean up completed, plus a couple finds

22 May

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Cleaning and organizing the kitchen and water closet went buy relatively quickly.  I’m not sure if it was because I spent longer blocks of time here with less distractions or if it’s because the space is only half the size of the store.  Either way it’s done and over with and I’m ready to move upstairs. This whole clean up thing is really starting to get old.

Kitchen at 3/4 clean
Kitchen at 3/4 clean
Clean kitchen
Clean kitchen

Before tackling this area, I went head and removed all […]

The almighty Bathroom / Pharmacy

17 May

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With the Store about 99% done, I’m moving on to the next area which is the “Kitchen” and Water Closet. It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen.  As if the people who lived here just up and left.

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Water Closet Selfie

 

There are a couple shelves above the toilet containing a plethora of prescriptions, hygiene, and beauty products all dating from 1950’s-60’s.  It’s amazing. […]

One room, one week, four bags of garbage, ultimate finds!

14 May

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I have to admit, at first glance and going back to my original walk thru video, I thought there would have been more trash thrown out.  I swear I’m being more vigilant here than even at my own home where not every bit of recyclable material makes it to the bin.  My first two bags were just a bit of everything because I couldn’t even find a place to keep sorted materials.  Eventually I found […]

Peeling paint textures and the sort

10 May

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If you’re just visiting this blog for the first time or you’re not from my small town where everyone knows everybody and their dog’s name, you may not be able to tell from my mediocre iPhone photos throughout the blog, that I’m actually a professional photographer.  I’m also not a professional journalist if you can tell from that huge run on sentence.

I was really dying to get some texture into this blog and 49 Columbia is loaded with textures, toxic lead paint and all!  My previous background was just a free stock pic that had nothing to do with the property, but alas, I spent about 30 minutes walking around the interior of the house documenting the textures along the way with my 100mm macro lens on my Canon 5DmkII (I have a couple Mark III’s but didn’t want to bring them into the depths of hell)

So if you’ve stopped by here a few times in the last couple days, you might have noticed the changing background.  Thanks to my brother-in-law, Shawn, for setting up this theme and doing all the nit-picky stuff I think of.  Just like having a custom code to randomize the 40+ photos I took for the background.

Below is a gallery of the 42 high resolution versions for all the artists and creatives out there.
Free downloads, may they be put to good use!

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What is it? #2

8 May

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Another odd find today, rather, multiple finds.

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like this, though you should know that the small circle slides from left to right and acts as an adjustment for the spacing of the two points at the “C” shape end.

What is it?
What is it?

 

Check out all of these… things.
Check out all of these… things.

 

Please comment below with your thoughts and pass it on to someone who may know!

 

—Update 5/9/14—

So I found an accomplice to the mystery item.  Like most things in America, they tend to get cheaper and more disposable as they evolve.  I’ve also included a ruler for reference as to help identify it’s true purpose.

Meet mystery item #2's little brother.  I shall call him "2.1"
Meet mystery item #2’s little brother. I shall call him “2.1”

Day 3 of cleaning, Zen mode.

5 May

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I can see it, the place is taking shape.
I can feel it.  The warmth and light coming in from the newly opened windows.

Thumbs up.
Thumbs up.

Enough poetry, lets get down to business.  Today was […]

How to put up temportary sheeting over a window frame

5 May

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I really think this day was the most exciting so far.  The progress was remarkable and I can really feel the zen starting to kick in.  Most of all, I can see in the place!

One of the two boarded up windows was opened again, showering the place with some nice morning sun on the eastern facing front of the building.  I did this at […]

A day of cleaning, almost 6 hours non stop

30 Apr

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After shooting two weddings over the weekend, I took some time off from one job to concentrate on another.

I attempted to get started a couple weeks ago.  Walking around the outside, picking up the litter, new and old.  Having one garbage can with a liner for the trash, another for all the rusted metal scattered around the place.  I managed to […]