Embark on an unforgettable journey with us at 30 Elm St., a monumental Queen Anne Victorian mansion in the heart of Potsdam, NY, where historical house restoration brings life back into this 200-year-old gem. Will you join us in this grand adventure? Click to learn more about the untold stories of 30 Elm St!Continue reading “Discover 30 Elm St – The Epitome of Historical House Restoration!”
A well-crafted porch is inviting. Our porch at the Queen Anne Victorian house in Potsdam, NY, is one such gem. It’s more than a design feature. It’s a piece of history and a community hub. From here, you can enjoy some of the best views in town.Continue reading “Queen Anne Porch: Potsdam’s Historic Gem”
Facing the challenge of cooling our Queen Anne Victorian with 64 windows, we found an innovative, cost-effective solution: DIY window screens. The majority of these windows lacked screens, an essential component for optimal airflow, especially in the warmer months.Continue reading “Cooling Down Our Queen Anne Victorian with DIY Window Screens”
Kids today are exposed to the internet early. This brings both benefits and dangers. Parents and educators need ways to teach children about online safety. “Tim’s Voyage through the CyberPortal: The Journey to Digital Kindness and Empathy” is a fantastic resource. It helps guide kids to become responsible digital citizens. The engaging story captures the reader’s attention, making it a must-read for today’s generation.
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Jenny and Jack’s Cyber Adventure: The Tale of Mr. Overshare is a captivating story about two siblings who learn a valuable lesson about online safety. As they explore the world of the internet, they encounter a mysterious character called Mr. Overshare. Their adventure leads to a crucial lesson about the importance of protecting personal information online. This story not only entertains but also educates children on the potential dangers they might face on the internet.
In a world where kids are constantly exposed to the digital realm, teaching them about online safety has become more important than ever. “The Curious Case of the Chatty Bear” is a beautifully illustrated book that helps parents and educators address this crucial topic in a fun and engaging way. Through the adventures of Tommy, the protagonist, children will learn valuable lessons about protecting their personal information and staying safe on the internet.
Introducing “The Great Spill at Computer Canyon,” a charming and educational children’s book designed to teach kids about online safety in a fun and engaging way. With the increasing online dangers and challenges kids face today, this heartwarming story serves as an essential resource for parents and educators. Purchase your copy on Amazon today and embark on this delightful journey with Alex, the curious and clever protagonist.
In an age where the digital world is becoming an integral part of our children’s lives, teaching them about internet safety and responsible online behavior is more important than ever. That’s why we’re excited to introduce “The Quest for the Secret Garden: Lucy’s Lesson in Internet Wisdom,” a beautifully illustrated children’s book that addresses these crucial topics while taking young readers on an enchanting adventure.
In an increasingly digital world, the importance of teaching children about online safety, digital citizenship, and empathy cannot be overstated. “Timmy and the Cyberbully: A Quest for Kindness” is a heartwarming and beautifully illustrated children’s book that not only addresses the pressing issue of cyberbullying but also serves a noble cause – helping restore a historic 200-year-old Queen Anne Victorian house that holds a special place in the community.
As technology continues to play an increasingly significant role in our lives, it’s crucial to educate our children about online safety. However, teaching kids about the potential dangers of the internet can be challenging. That’s why books like “Sammy the Baby Shark and the Phishing Email can be an essential tool in teaching children about online safety in a fun and engaging way.
Well summer is just around the corner. It got above 60 degrees for the first time since we bought this house. At 8,000 square feet it’s going to be impossible to air condition this place and still keep it affordable. We are going to need to do a summer test to make sure we can keep it cool.
We are learning a lot about how Victorian houses are designed. Modern houses you tell them how many bedrooms, bathrooms, etc you want, and a draftsman makes some blueprints to fit it in the rectangle space that is provided. In the Victorian age they didn’t have the technology to bend the environment to your will. So, they did a better job of making the housework to make living more comfortable.Continue reading “Our first summer test.”
If you asked me that a week ago, I would have said no. After living in this house for five months, I can honestly say I’m not so sure anymore. Looking over everything that has happened here I just may believe in ghosts.
This is a 200-year-old house. We knew when we bought it that there was a chance that someone died in the long life the house has had. So far looking at the newspapers back in 1920 a Mr. Downey may have passed away here. It seems that his widow was trying to auction off everything and then sold the house. There may be more that we haven’t found yet.Continue reading “Do you believe in ghosts?”
I’m new to the air brush scene, and I was so excited when the order arrived from Army Painter. Not knowing what I was doing I loaded the primer in my air gun and primed all my miniatures. The gray primer spit out of the gun (thought maybe it was the air pressure), but I was able to get them coated ok. Then I decided to give them a black undercoating. This is where my issues started and ended with the best customer support ever!Continue reading “Looks like Army Painter is replacing my Air Paints!”
This has been a long time coming. It’s one of those projects where you start it then life hits. The entire family uses this hallway everyday too. I had thought that we got photos before we did the trim. We didn’t even have any on the wiki. I did manage to get a few shots after we had the trim done.Continue reading “2nd floor back hallway has been stabilized”
We are thrilled to announce that Brenna K has made a generous donation to help restore our historic house! Brenna learned about our cause through a post on Reddit and we couldn’t be more grateful for her support.Continue reading “Brenna K Helps Paint the Future of Our Historic House”
When we bought this house, we knew it had a lot of history. After being a fraternity for over 100 years how could it not. A few people in town told me that 1/2 the town may have been conceived in this house. After seeing the house, the first time, we didn’t care. She is a HUGE 8,000 square foot house that had been sitting empty and at risk of getting to the point where it couldn’t be saved. Worst yet! be split up into apartments, an oversized cheap B & B by some flipper.Continue reading “We had to add a sign on our house!”
Overview of restoration project
We recently purchased this stunning Queen Anne Victorian house, which was built in 1837. Over the years, it has served as a fraternity for around 100 years, a barracks in World War II, and a place where horses were sold in the early 1900s. Our family feels incredibly lucky to now own this piece of history and embark on the journey of restoring it to its former glory.Continue reading “Restoring a Historic Gem: Our Journey to Revive a 19th-Century Queen Anne Victorian House”
This is one of the easiest and fastest rooms that we did. Well other than removing all of the gold dots off the wall. Yes, gold dots! We even started to call room 11 “the gold dot room”. Being the first room on the 3rd floor made it fun taking supplies up and down the stairs. This room also had a radiator valve that was stuck closed. Took me awhile to get it opened back up to where the room was getting heat.Continue reading “Room 11 has been stabilized”
I can’t find any before photos of the hallway. This is kind of strange considering how important it is to the house. The back hallway connects the kitchen, dining room, back vestibule, backstairs, the grand foyer and the laundry room. Our current laundry room we are going to move and make that room a tearoom but that is a project for another day.Continue reading “First floor back hallway has been stabilized”
We finally got around to our room. The tower goes through this room and provides wonderful views of the front of the house. It also has a door to one of the second-floor small sleeping balconies. This was one of the few rooms that the ceiling was not covered. The antique and the two pot lights I’m not too wild about but still better than the modern ones that were installed in most of the house. Personally, I feel room 1 is one of the nicest rooms in this house, even if there is a lot of them.Continue reading “Room 1 has been stabilized”