The guys working on the interior demolition pulled out this little chunk of drywall last week. Someone decided to hang onto it, and we all got to see it at the last progress meeting.
Check out that wallpaper! Hard to say whether those patterned leaves decorated the walls when the building was a lawyer’s office or even further back when it was a priory for the church, but just seeing those layers side by side really gives you a sense of how much history this old house has seen.
Walking through the house now, you can see all the framing that makes up the bones of the house, but I can’t help from thinking what the walls will look like when people live here again. When women who are living in their recovery call this place their home. When the halls are filled with chit-chat and laughter and the stubborn hope that life will be better sober but it will take work. I often think about the future history of this house.
I wonder what the walls will look like.