Wednesday, 26 February 2014


You may recall my last post, which depicted a disgusting mess in the original bedroom of the LBH. Well, it's been bloody cold up here lately, but it finally warmed up a bit, and our trusty contractor made it over to lay siege to the former mouse nest. Out came 12 dead mice, 2 massive hornets' nests and 8 bags worth of detritus. Now, at least behind three of the four walls in that room, no nests are to be found.
Former Mouse Hideaway
He found some very curious framing/joists in the rear wall of the bedroom. The centre square looks like a window to me. Perhaps there was a window there in the past? This is the oldest part of the LBH, built in 1898. We believe that the original home consisted of the bedroom and the parlour, when the house was built in the mining town of Discovery during the Gold Rush. It looks like the kitchen was perhaps added a bit later, maybe in Discovery or perhaps around 1917 when we think the house was moved to Atlin.
Strange Wall Joists, Master Bedroom

Next up on the list is the removal of the planks on the ceiling; we are justifiably nervous about the crap and corruption that may rain down on everybody from up there...

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A God-Awful Mess

Horrors! Look what our contractor just discovered inside the original bedroom wall. Thankfully, the mice in there are all dead. It's a disgusting mess. How the hell did the tiny vermin manage to drag a bag of bird seed into the wall cavity? (He informed us that there was a plastic bag full of seeds inside the wall.) The previous owners kept bird seed around; we found bins of the stuff when we took possession of the Little Blue House. I just hope there aren't more nests lurking behind other walls... 

Top Half of North Wall
Bottom Half After Removing Remaining Boards