Saturday, December 13, 2014

Our New Winter Hometown of Sparta, Georgia

Presently we are in the process of eventually making our House in Sparta, Georgia our permanent Winter residence.  Next Nov 1st 2015 we will officially move to Sparta for 6 months Nov 1st - April 30th.  We will come home (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) for 2 weeks every Christmas to spend it with our Parents, Siblings, Children, Grand Children and Friends.  We hope to put our current home in Carleton Place, Ontario on the market in late Spring, early Summer 2015.  From May 1st - October 31st we will live at our (not winterized) beautiful Cottage on Big Gull Lake, Ontario.  The following are pictures I have been taking of some of the homes and surrounding area of Sparta, Georgia and will add to it every few mon




Our Home in Sparta, Georgia





Some of our Neighbourhood and new Friend's Homes



Mark and Dip's home on Broad Street

Bill and Maria's home on Maiden Lane (and Maria's Goats) 

Kathy's home on Broad Street

A house for sale on Broad Street

The Majestic Hancock County Court House in Sparta after it burned down in July of 2014.

What the Courthouse looked like before fire


                                                           
The Sparta Police Station

Maria's Store RoomsULove on Broad Street

The First home on Elm Street we almost purchased

Glen's Home on Elm Street

The Currie's Home on Elm Street

                                                   The Florist shop on Elm Street

 The Baptist Church we Attend

 Our lovely Public Library
                                           
An Abandoned and burnt home on Adams Street
     
 Graves Historic barn on Adams Street

 An abandoned home on Adams Street


The old Jail on Jailhouse Road
                               
 An abandoned and fully overgrown house on Jailhouse Road
                                   
Another recently abandoned home on Jailhouse Road

Fred's House on Maiden Lane

 A lived in (that shouldn't be) home on Maiden Lane

Helen's Pecan Orchard on Short Street

Mr and Mrs Websters home on Short Street

Helen's home on Maiden Lane

 Derek and Sharron's home on Maiden Lane

A Dogwood tree on Short Street

Vine covered trees

  A beautiful scenic farm on Hwy 16 towards Eatondon



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Building of the Perfect 108 sq ft Cottage Bunkie

I turned 50 years old on December 29th 2012.  For my 50th Birthday my parents gave me $1000.00 towards a Cottage Bunkie, plus my fathers free labour to build it.  My father and I (mostly my father) did research on the perfect Bunkie, we toured a few other Bunkie's fellow cottagers had built, and we finally settled on the plans from Cottage life magazine, with a few modifications my father made to accommodate the fact I am 6' tall and wanted to be able to stand up on the 2nd floor loft.  Here is the progression of the building from June 2013 until finished October 2013.  Enjoy !!  The total cost was approx $2500.00 and the results are amazing.  The biggest Thank you goes to my Father Bill Hindson who spent the whole summer building, most of the time on his own, every once and awhile he got help from my Mom, Norma Hindson, my son Tyler Hindson, my brother Dan Hindson, my sister Sue Mckean, and Me of course.