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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 03-24-2008 11:17 PM 4260 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We bought our little house in 1953.

Picture number one is 1954.

Picture number two is about 1975

The third picture is the present.

We started out with no basement, & in 1968 we rolled the house to the backyard, & had a foundation built.

Then rolled it back on the foundation.

There’s been a lot done to it since.
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When the house was jacked up, I added new 2×10 White pine floor joists, along side of the old 2×6s.

You’ll never believe what the price for the 2×10s, was $100 /1000 Board Ft. so they cost us $100.

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut



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MsDebbieP

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posted 03-25-2008 12:18 PM

wow. What a transformation!
Hmmm I was born in 1954!

rolled it back on the foundation…. shaking my head in amazement.

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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PanamaJack

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posted 04-02-2008 09:50 PM

“Picture number two is about 1975” ....you telling us that the last time you saw grass was in 1975?

A whole lot of changes in this home. Outstanding job Dick! Big changes!

-- If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand. ~ Righteous Brothers, "Rock & Roll Heaven"

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MRTRIM

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posted 04-02-2008 09:50 PM

great looking place dick

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GaryK

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posted 04-02-2008 11:41 PM

1953! Jeez it’s still 5 years before I am born.

Great job Dick!

-- The longest journey begins with a single step.

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Drsawdust

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posted 04-03-2008 12:29 AM

‘53 is quite a bit before I was born. . . . heck I’m not sure my parents were born yet :-)

The house looks great. It’s great to see a house grow up with a family.

-- -- Making sawdust is what I do best

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JasonH

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posted 04-03-2008 01:29 AM

I love seeing the trees change and grow out front.

Nice work on a lifelong project!

-- Proud to be an addicted LJ, GT and HR!

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DAN

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posted 04-03-2008 02:00 AM

1953 .. I was born in 54, so I must have been a thought in my parent’s mind

great posting Dick, looking forward to sseing more !

Regards
DAN

-- danwalters@lumberjocks.com

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-03-2008 01:02 PM

oh now Dr.S——lol not sure you PARENTS were born yet?? !!! OUCH.. I think I just got another grey hair

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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Thos. Angle

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posted 04-03-2008 01:09 PM

I started school in ‘53. I wouldn’t have been much help but I had a hammer and saw my Grandpa gave me. Gosh Dick, you’re really old!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Owyhee Design, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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MRTRIM

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posted 04-03-2008 01:35 PM

wow ! i didnt know they even had school in 53 ! i was still crappin strained peaches !

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PanamaJack

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posted 04-03-2008 03:20 PM

I don’t even want to think about that!

-- If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand. ~ Righteous Brothers, "Rock & Roll Heaven"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 04-03-2008 05:20 PM

We didn’t really know we were hanging out with a bunch of Whippersnappers.

but we think we can keep up with you, or should we say, put up with you. LOL

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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tenontim

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posted 04-03-2008 06:06 PM

Nice transformation, Dick. That’s the way to stay in the same neighborhood forever. I can tell you, the cost of construction materials is unbelievable. By the way Mr Trim, strained peaches still have that effect on me. ;o}

-- Tim

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MRTRIM

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posted 04-04-2008 01:01 AM

thanks dick id like to be called a whippersnapper a lot more often ! lol

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MsDebbieP

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posted 04-04-2008 01:27 AM

haa I wish I could keep up with you…

-- ~ Debbie, Ontario Canada

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clieb91

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posted 04-07-2008 03:32 AM

Dick, That is a great project. One full of projects and love.
Who could ask for more.

CtL

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 04-07-2008 05:51 AM

Thank you all!!

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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MRod

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posted 04-25-2008 07:30 PM

I also like watching that evergreen grow. Perhaps there is hope for my tiny 3”dia Bur Oak tree in my back yard.

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado

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GMman

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posted 05-26-2008 01:40 AM

Looking at your house photos I see the layout of the land the trees to me you just took photos of 3 different houses and try to fool us, is this a joke

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 05-26-2008 05:59 AM

A good friend of mine gave me those two Colorado Blue Spruce in 1969.

They were about 18” tall at the time. I gave them a lot of TLC.

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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PaBull

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posted 01-05-2009 12:42 AM

I am having fun looking at some very old posts. This was almost a year ago. You did a lot of work on this house…Thanks for the post.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 01-05-2009 01:56 PM

Thank You Pa!

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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dustygirl

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posted 01-05-2009 09:26 PM

Wow it is so amazing that you have lived in the same house for most of your lives.Of course with all the changes it must seem like a new house.Great transformation.Thanks for sharing those pictures with us.I too am amazed at the tree growth.But most of all the great changes in your home.Nicely done.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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