We have a canoe that I just bought this past weekend at an Estate sale. Its just not any canoe, this is an Old Town canoe built in 1913 and had been hanging in a garage for over thirty years. The guy had bought it to restore it but just never finished it.
I bought this 102 year old canoe not to restore it (which I may someday) but to hang it in the great room of our log home. How cool is that? I figured this would have a lot of interest at the estate sale but no one seemed to be interested in it so we got it for a song.
This canoe would have originally had a green canvas skin on it so it would float but I plan to just hang it like it is because I think it looks great this way. It looks like it should be in a history museum somewhere and it will go great with the old hunting and fishing lodge theme we are going with. I am really excited about it and this will help give our home the wow factor when people come over.
As promised from my last post, I’ll explain how I wrecked our truck again. We had driven to Des Moines to have dinner with my daughter and our newest grandchild and on the way back it was dark and on hyw 65 just south of Liberty Center, Iowa we hit a deer square on with our truck. The deer was killed instantly and was knocked across the road into the ditch. It did over 2500.00 in damage to our truck and I must say it shook us up a little and from now on will be on the look out when driving at night in Iowa.