Hello World. It's me, Ariel.
The work to get started on the work in the house is slow going, but it goes. In the meantime, I’ve found some pretty interesting house history (at least, I think it’s the same house) in some old Brooklyn newspapers.
First off, it’s pretty cool that the Brooklyn Public Library digitally archives a lot of these historical newspapers online. I learned about this through some unrelated articles on Brownstoner.com. Then I figured, “Why not try searching for our address just on the off-chance something comes up?” Little did I know that these old newspapers report on pretty much everything, and in fairly personal detail too.
Well, after 4 years of very strongly desiring a townhome, the dream has happened! (Sidenote: “the dream” is something that just suddenly popped up in 2018 sometime–not sure what spurred it, but now I can’t remember the feeling of ever NOT wanting a townhome.) We recently closed on a rowhouse! Huzzah!