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.

December 5, 1999

We were fortunate to have another sunny weekend with temperatures in the mid-sixties. (And this is December!) We spent today at Enon Hall tackling a huge bush at the back left of the graveyard. Didn't get finished, but when this bush is fully removed, you will be able to see the house from the creek...probably for the first time in many, many years. Learned a valuable lesson...though it may be handy, it's not a good idea to keep the wrench that you use to tighten the chainsaw blade in your back pocket. Because, if you should take a tumble on your hind quarters (perhaps while pulling on a vine), that wrench will leave one heckuva purple bruise back there!

Enon Hall is such a great adventure for the family and William loves going there on the weekends. It takes an hour and 20 minutes from our house to get there and he never once complains about the trip. He loves to hang out along the creek bank and collect all manner of treasures from the water's edge. Or he'll spend hours on the dock with a net scooping up a pile of oysters. What a great place to be a kid. We look forward to having some "tailgate" picnics at Enon Hall in the spring and inviting our friends and family and with kids his age. He can't wait to take them all exploring. -- Bill

December 11, 1999

Yet another nice December day...but a litle on the windy side. Made a quick trip to Enon Hall to hang a Christmas wreath and limb up the cedar at the end of the brick walk in front of the house. Every little bit helps. -- Bill

The front walk

December 24, 1999

My brother and nephew, Matthew, spent a few hours at Enon Hall today uncovering the rest of the front walk amid snow flurries. -- Bill