Gosh we had the most beautiful day yesterday. Very cool in the morning, afternoon reaching to 71 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Tom asked if I would ride with him to get gas for his car. Our gas prices are very high right now so he likes to fill up at a wholesale grocery that always seems has to have the lowest price in town. It was so pretty out that after filling up, I talked him into going for a drive out to Granbury, a cute town not quite forty miles away.
Granbury has a plethora (how’s that for a big word) of old homes. Of course you Europeans are probably laughing at the word old when I say this home was built in 1905. Here is a good example of one of their old (1905) homes. It is on Pearl St. and is the Baker-Carmichael home. The first owner Baker was a banker and Carmichael who later owned it was a physician.
Researching it, I was amazed that the cost to build it was $18,000 and the head carpenter received $1.50 an hour. I don't know what the equivalent would be today...but the price still shocked me.
Anyway, we had a very nice drive…and yes we used up a lot of the gas we had just saved money on. My Tom is such a good sport.