Monday, December 29, 2014

#671 Ozarks Bungalow featured in American Bungalow

After years of subscribing to American Bungalow, we now receive our copies in the mailbox at our very own Ozarks Bungalow.

The latest issue is of particular appeal.  For one thing, we love the wisteria on the cover.

And inside (on page 8 to be exact), we find our Ozarks Bungalow included in the family album:

We're excited to be included and we look forward to continuing our renovation documentation here in our blog.  To see only our posts about bungalow renovation, just click on the the bungalow label at the right.

Yours in being part of the bungalow family,
Mary

Sunday, December 07, 2014

#670 Overhead Garage Door Returns Home


They just don't make them like this anymore.

Our Overhead Door opener Model H is is 60 years old, has been in constant use since the 1950s, and still works well.  

We decide to replace it in order to take advantage of the modern-day safety stops and remote controls. But what to do with our classic?   

We offer to donate it back to the installer, Overhead Door of Springfield, and they snap up our offer.  Soon our Model H will be getting the rest it deserves, in an exhibit at the Overhead Door district office in Kansas City. 

Yours in recycling,
Kelly

Friday, December 05, 2014

#669 Thanksgiving donation to Habitat

Shortly before Thanksgiving, we empty our house of unneeded items and make a donation to Habitat for Humanity.  It's a win win.

Steve and Glen from the Springfield store pull up out front right on schedule.


And soon, they're carrying out two built-in cabinets.
The fireplace mantel goes too including all that lovely pink marble.

There are lots of other building materials to donate too, so that gives us time to get to know each other as we fill up the back of the truck.
Springfield's Habitat for Humanity is doing good work and we're happy to be a part of it. Our items went straight to the sales floor at Habitat ReStore where anyone can shop for architectural artifacts.  The proceeds help with local housing needs. And we've moved our own Ozarks Bungalow restore project several steps forward. 

Yours in recycling,
Kelly