There's still interesting stuff to find in the walls of the house.
It reminds me of my grandmother who used to stuff crumpled up newspaper into nooks and crannies of her house to keep the cold out during the winter. Of course, this would turn into mouse and squirrel nests in the Spring, but what the heck.
We'll be using spray foam insulation, I think a major step up.
Apparently insulating with newspapers was more common than I thought. We found bunches of newspapers, whole sheets, twisted long-wise and then poked between the joists and the exterior walls of the first and second floors. Most of it was dried crumpled up and unreadable, but I salvaged a few gems.
I particularly like Coke ad and what they thought was good food.Seems you could serve an old shoe on a plate surrounded with festive looking peas and as long as you served it with coke, you had a winner.
They were obviously snorting it instead of serving it.
But the real favourite is the car advertisements, if only to garner a sense of inflation in the past 50 years.
a 1956 Chevy for $1283
a 1954 Buick for $983
a 1949 Buick (with a HEATER!) only $198!!!
Does anyone know what Hexaclorophrene is? Do you really want to?
And then there's this tidbit of time next to the soup ad on how to conduct yourself in a conversation so that the other person knows you're interested in them.
"Say, Bob, heard about your job being cut in the paper last week... that must really suck."
"Jenny told me that your daughter just graduated at the top of her class at Berkley, congratulations! When does she start her new job at McDonalds?"