It´s all finally coming to an end... At the moment, the house is covered in dust and full of flies, as the doors are all open, workmen still coming in and out and wind blowing everywhere. We had to move out of our place, which is quite challenging. I can´t wait to go back to our home. Of course, we are very lucky to have a place to stay within the house.
It´s all very fascinating for me... We are renovating the house into its former glory, but are we really (as "we" I mean our congregation)? The photos documenting how the house looked before 1960s are very old and bad quality. We know that in 1961 the windows were changed into rectagle shape, and arches everywhere (there was one also above the main door) were rebuilt into straight lines. It was probably too expensive to keep the arches, and also not in fashion those days (it´s expensive now too :).
Anyway, it´s so beautiful now! Very romantic, those arched windows are really something special. They´re wooden, as the house is a historic building and needs to be taken care of in a certain way, ie. plastic windows are not allowed. I´m in awe at the history that´s behind the house, all those renovations... after you make something, the house looks like it was like that from the beginning. You can´t tell, unless you have some old photos. There are only few. There was a major renovation in 1961, as was mentioned before, that included big interior changes, changing dispositions of kitchen, bathroom etc. There were probably many many changes outside the house... Big step was building the attic, that was in 1980s I guess (before there were no rooms, it was inhabitable).