Monday, January 31, 2022

A Sunday Drive

 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.



  1. That's a beautiful home. It really is amazing how prices have changed in our lifetimes.

  2. It's fun to get out for a drive and see things we haven't's an adventure! Enjoy your week! Maybe you'll get some snow!

  3. Dearest Janey,
    No, I'm not laughing at the historical age of old homes in the New World versus the medieval architecture in the Old World.
    It is DIFFERENT and both have their charms.
    You did the right thing by driving through the bright sunny day and going sight seeing.
    Great photo, lovely home!
    I've driven Saturday 630 miles in bright sunny weather, going South...😉

  4. It's a very pretty house with old world charm along with a lovely wide veranda and balcony too.