Enon Hall


These journal entries track our progress as we undertake our adventure of restoring this very old home. The main reason for keeping this journal on the web is that we have found that there are very few resources (books or websites) that follow all of the trials and tribulations of restoring an old home...from start to finish.

November 8, 1999

Today crews begin work on our new dock. Should be done by the end of the week! -- Bill

Enon Hall

November 12, 1999

The old dock is down and they're busy driving the new pilings. Looks like it will be done sometime next week. They said some of the old pilings were only driven about 8" deep.

The dock crew had to do some bank clearing to make a place to roll the pilings into the water. The result is actually great and gives us a better feel for how the shoreline will look once our own clearing is done. Spoke with the neighbors across the creek who like the improvements to their view. They said they never even realized the cemetery was there...but now they can see it through one of the areas that has been cleared.

My brother is going to Enon Hall tomorrow to coordinate getting proposals from some contrators for bulldozing out some vegetation that is too big for us to handle, as well as cutting down some dead trees...including one that is leaning dangerously over the old smokehouse. -- Bill

Enon Hall

November 21, 1999

Made a quick trip to Enon Hall to check out the completed dock. Looks great! Makes a tremendous difference. My brother had been there during the week and uncovered almost all of the remainder of the front walk, all the way to the road. Only a small section left. The brick pattern changes several times in the course of the walk. Some of it is mortared, but most of it is not. He also cleared out the rest of the overgrowth at the front of the house.-- Bill

November 27, 1999

We spent the day at Enon Hall today. Limbed up a cedar at the back of the graveyard and it was a major improvement. Did some more clearing along the shoreline and limbed up a couple cedars there as well. Meanwhile, the rubbish pile is getting way out of control. -- Bill