old abandoned catholic school

So, forget all the other abandoned buildings I’ve ever posted about here. This has to be my new favorite. Before you even see the photos let me explain why it automatically get some points toward the rank of ‘favorite.’ Friday night Jake, Jeff and I got ice cream at our favorite spot (Mason’s Creamery, of

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doolan family bus – part 4

Bus update time! Check out previous bus conversion posts here – 1, 2 & 3. Last week we started tearing apart the old seats to salvage the foam inside. Nevermind the fact they’d been sitting out in the elements for two months. My dad is alllll about recycling materials. Had I written this post the

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exploring an abandoned house

Early last month we woke up before the sun and headed out on a little adventure. The plan was to explore an abandoned church that we found out was accessible. We circled the neighborhood looking for the perfect place to park that wouldn’t look suspicious. After what felt like forever, we finally chose a spot

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doolan family bus – part 3

I’m back again with another bus update! Check out part 1 & part 2. With the brand new floor completely down, last week was for working on building benches! We got a pretty good start on the ones that will be on the left side of the bus. (I say “we” but A LOT of

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I cry over four leaf clovers

Up until last year, I had never found a single four-leaf clover. Over the summer of 2018, I found maybe seven total. That was with me looking constantly. Every patch of grass, nearly every time I went outside. I was happy with that number too! It was exciting. In the past week, I’ve found over

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10 things making me smile

Convincing others to beach comb with me! Took my sister-in-law ninety-eight years to finally get up here and now she wants to come every week! YES! All the tiny treasures from the lake. This plant, still! This weirdo. Yes, he absolutely got in there himself. Hitting the four leaf clover jackpot. Then finding a second

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doolan family bus – part 2

Last week I shared the start of the family school bus renovation. Check it out here. Today I’m back with another update! After ripping out all the old flooring and laying down plywood, it was time to put down pretty new flooring. My oldest brother had just finished remodeling the kitchen in his home. He

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