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Added to OHD on 1/8/16 - Last OHD Update: 9/30/19 - 215 Comments
This post is for my newsletter subscribers and Twitter followers or anyone else wondering. I have pneumonia and don't know how much longer I'll be from posting. Hopefully soon but I've never had this before and don't know when the "good enough" days start. I appreciate the well wishes so far and hope this will be over soon so I can get back to work. Thanks for your patience. :) -Kelly

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  1. natira121natira121 says: 727 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA


    I’m so sorry to hear it! Take all the time you need, everyone will just be all that much more appreciative when you come back!

    Besides, everyone can keep themselves occupied with all the fanastic old houses on here already.


    • Sandimus says: 3 comments

      Oh Dear..Please take all the time you need. I’ve had that a few times in my life, not fun. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope the best for you.

    • Suzanne says: 1 comments

      Yours is the second e-mail in my morning box with messages of pneumonia! I am glad you are recuperating taking the time it takes. There is nothing more important than your health and pneumonia is a serious illness. I hope you feel better, all better, soon. I have appreciated your work very much – but not without you feeling good doing it! Take good care. Get better. Be well.

    • Trish says: 4 comments

      Thank you for the up-date I am a recent subscriber and was wondering what was happening. Love these homes. Take care and be well. Trish

    • lbbjr says: 46 comments

      Dearest Kelly, you have been a joy to us all.
      Take all the time you need to get better and stronger.
      The OHDreamers will keep you in prayer and wrap you in love till you are ready.
      We are are a family!!!

    • Johnie Williams says: 6 comments

      Get well soon Kelly! Prayers sent your way!

    • Maggie says: 2 comments

      I am sorry to hear that you are not well. Prayer for you to get better soon. Sure miss the great homes you list. Happy New Year to you.

    • Arlene Suzanne says: 10 comments

      Get Well soon! Sending you positive thoughts and wishes for a Speedy
      recovery. We all appreciate your work with the houses!!

    • steve-o says: 1 comments

      kelly, i hope that you feel better soon!! i will be sending happy, healing prayers your way. i really appreciate your website!! i grew up in an 1840s farmhouse and loved it! when i found your site, it went right to the top of my favorites!! feel better and thank you for your hard work that you share with all of us.

  2. KWillard says: 16 comments

    Prayers and well wishes for you Kelly!

  3. Re Re says: 13 comments

    Praying God puts his healing hands on you. You need some tea with a shot of whiskey, lots of honey and a piece of peppermint in it. Makes you feel all warm inside. Get well soon. *Big Hugs*

  4. Firecracker0880 says: 8 comments

    Sorry to hear! Feel better soon!

  5. chris32 says: 100 comments

    I’ve missed you! I thought maybe you were recovering from too much egg nog, not pneumonia. Hope you’re back to your old self soon. πŸ™‚

  6. KarenB says: 321 comments

    Kelly, you will probably begin to feel that you are getting over it and want to jump up and do something….don’t! That’s what happens with pneumonia. Rest, rest and wait until you are feeling good for several days before you start jumping in and doing something. Been there several times. Hoping you will be back to your old self soon. Get well wishes sent your way!

  7. Sweet Marie says: 1 comments

    Sorry to hear you are not well. I hope to see new updates when you are able. I love the website. Get well soon.

  8. architectdesign says: 3 comments

    Feel better!!

  9. Michael says: 14 comments

    Wondered where you were. Sure hate to hear about the pneumonia. It can be very serious. Get well first and then find me an antebellum home in Louisiana! Take care of yourself till you are completely over this.

  10. Mr. Eric says: 1 comments

    Hope you get well soon! Pneumonia is no joke, so rest till you are well! Love all your posts!

  11. pam says: 8 comments

    kelly, been there, done that. rest all you can and take care of you! feel better soon and then rest some more! thinking of you!

  12. Graham says: 140 comments

    Wow sorry to hear,
    Hope you are feeling better soon

  13. Mara Melena says: 7 comments

    I’m a non-comment-er (Yes, I realize I just made that word up), mostly because I have no knowledge of architecture … BUT, I’m completely addicted to your site, Kelly. I check it obsessively, and search past posts often. Thank so much for all you do to share these wonderful gems with us. Prayers for a speedy recovery to you, dear. Pneumonia can be a nasty bugger πŸ™

  14. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
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    Put yourself first for once, Kelly! We can wait. And, as natira121 pointed out, there is plenty of content on the site already… this is an excellent opportunity for us to explore or revisit all the houses from previous years. Thanks for all you do – I hope you are
    feeling better soon!

  15. Michael Mackin says: 2840 comments

    We have you in our prayers and hope you feel better soon. Take your time as it isn’t anything to take lightly!

  16. Julie says: 1 comments

    Get better soon. We’ll wait.

  17. Auntie M says: 5 comments

    Missing the posts, but the important thing is for you to take care of yourself. Thank you for the MANY hours of browsing.

  18. Wendy says: 44 comments

    I second tea (or hot cocoa) with a shot of whiskey– I sometimes even melt a cough drop in it. Hope you feel better soon!

  19. Tommy Q says: 446 comments

    Shoot! Please get better soon. We miss you. (the posts too) :- )

  20. LouB says: 77 comments

    May your recovery be swift!

  21. Lissa325 says: 1 comments

    I sure hope you feel better soon. My husband and I love your website and have patiently waiting on some new posts but your health is much more important. You will be in our prayers!!

  22. Maryellen says: 8 comments

    Rest and recover. We all miss your sharing and efforts. We will be here waiting with all the more appreciation. God bless you with a full recovery.

  23. Laurie W. says: 1704 comments

    Kelly — Sending you the best of healthy vibes. That stuff is no fun at all — stay warm, don’t worry about anything! We all want you well & strong! Just cuddle up till you’re better.

  24. C. Hutchinson says: 20 comments

    We do miss you and your wonderful posts, but pneumonia trumps OHD any day. Keep warm and be kind to yourself. God bless, C.J.

  25. Maggie C says: 23 comments

    Please take it easy…pneumonia is not something you want to mess with. Just when you think you might be OK, it can sneak up and zap you again.

    We miss you, of course, butt I’d rather wait until you are completely well. In the meantime, there are plenty of oldie goldies I haven’t looked at yet!

  26. JullesJulles says: 526 comments
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    There is a nasty influenza virus going around. It really sucks and I am sorry yours has turned into pneumonia which makes it even worse. I hope you get over it soon and I will keep you in my prayers.
    Since I am like everyone else and going through OHD withdrawals, would you ever consider having a forum like this where everyone could put one house entry in that is their idea of a OHD property? This way we could entertain each other until you get back.

  27. JennyW says: 4 comments

    Prayers and well wishes for a speedy recovery Kelly!

  28. Carolyn says: 303 comments

    I’ve had Pneumonia and it knocks your socks off. Sending healing wishes your way! I hope you feel better soon πŸ™‚

  29. Frann Harrison says: 13 comments

    Sending prayers for a speedy recovery Kelly.

    I can tell you this, you are surely missed. Know that there are a lot of Old House Dreamers that can’t wait for you to post again. Don’t over do it, rest and get well.

    Hugs to you.

  30. Larry Faloon says: 2 comments

    Take your time coming back. I came back too soon despite being warned by friends. Your true fans will be here no matter how long it takes you to recover.. Your site is truly unique and very valuable to us. Hope you start feeling better soon.

  31. CindyMindy says: 6 comments

    Hope you feel better soon!

  32. Marcia AmesMarcia Ames says: 23 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Take all the time you need to get better! You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  33. Rosemary says: 3 comments

    Hope you feel better soon! Lots of rest, stay warm and chicken noodle soup!

  34. Mocha Jane says: 7 comments

    Feel better soon!

  35. EmilyZ says: 1 comments

    Take care and get well soon!

  36. RossRoss says: 2416 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    I am sending you good thoughts, pumpkin!

  37. Lisa says: 29 comments

    Missed you Kelly! So sorry to hear of your serious illness. I’ve had that a few times – very scary.
    Moonshine can help – keep you lying down long enough to get well.
    This is old Ozark remedy. Happy to send you some if you want.

  38. Kevin ONeill says: 154 comments

    I like the tea with a shot of whiskey and peppermint idea. I may try it and I’m not even sick. In the meantime lay low and grab your laptop go to YouTube and search “Restoration Home BBC” relax and enjoy some great stories about crazy people restoring old houses. Take care my dear.

  39. Theresa says: 41 comments

    Hope you get better soon! I love your site so much and think you do a bang up job with it. Take your time though, pewmonia is nothing to mess with.?

  40. Lori says: 108 comments

    So sorry you are sick! Get well soon! Certainly have been missing your posts.

  41. Paul Price says: 194 comments

    Praying for you and all the best!

  42. JimHJimH says: 5242 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Kelly finds much better old homes than this one! πŸ™‚

    • natira121natira121 says: 727 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA


      Awesome house! Not my style, but really cool nonetheless.

      I am always impressed with your research abilities in regards to old properties and wonder if you’d mind checking out a place for me. If this is something you wouldn’t mind doing, you can email me privately at natira121@gmail.com. And if we find cool history stuff, we’ll post it here!

      • JimHJimH says: 5242 comments
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        Natira, I’ll be happy to check something out for you; I’ve written to your email. It’s a hit or miss process and sometimes there’s no way to get a handle on something remotely, but we’ll take a look.

  43. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1038 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Kelly, so sorry to hear you are sick! Rest up and take good care of yourself. We miss your posts, but the important thing is not to rush your recovery. May I recommend lots of chicken soup, classic films, audio books and my personal favorite cough syrup: Drambuie!

  44. Dave Hollen says: 1 comments

    Feel Better SOON !!!!!!!! Good thoughts and prayers coming your way !!!!!

  45. Diane says: 561 comments

    Praying for a quick and complete recovery.

  46. Vikki says: 1 comments

    Please stay cozy warm, rest and feel better soon….my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  47. John and Margie Tobin says: 2 comments

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from your’e friends down under in Tasmania!

  48. John and Margie Tobin says: 2 comments

    Get well soon, from your’e friends ‘Down Under’ in Tasmania!

  49. Thom says: 1 comments

    Godspeed your healing & recuperation!

  50. Fran Est says: 7 comments

    I hope you are feeling better really soon! Over here in England I study all of your posts and dream that one day I will be able to restore one of the fantastic houses that you have posted! With pneumonia it is important that you give yourself enough time to recover properly. Let yourself rest as long as needed. (easier said than done I know!!) Best wishes

  51. Sue P. says: 26 comments

    Oh, Kelly, how poorly you must be feeling! I hope you can get all the rest and remedy that you need to get back to 100% health soon. We will all still be here when you feel like posting again, but in the meantime, think only of getting well.
    Hugs, Sue

  52. JoeD says: 30 comments

    Be praying for your quick recovery. Love this site

  53. Beverly says: 1 comments

    Take care of you.. That is most important!

  54. Lynn says: 6 comments

    Speedy recovery!

  55. Pookha says: 132 comments

    Oh, my goodness! Take all the time you need to heal. Best wishes~

  56. Karen says: 129 comments

    Feel better soon – we all miss you and are pulling for you.

  57. Lisa says: 1 comments

    Hope you feel better soon ….rest… Rest … Rest

  58. Sean Lowry says: 28 comments

    May the Lord restore your health rapidly. I will be praying that he will. Lots of chicken noodle soup with fresh garlic in it might help a little. My best regards, wishes and prayers Sean Lowry

  59. Kerry says: 8 comments

    Pneumonia eh? In that case,follow these 2 steps: rest till you feel like charging out at the world and back to business as usual.
    Then REST another week!

  60. Pattye says: 1 comments

    Hope that you are feeling better soon!

  61. dennis says: 7 comments


    Feel better, I love your posts — you are missed. All of us will be waiting for you when you get back..

  62. Ester says: 10 comments

    Feel better. We miss you. It does take time. Usually when you hit the moment where you say when will this end, the next day you wake up fine. It takes time. If your not better call your doctor. Sometimes you need another round of meds. Be well.

  63. Anita Morris says: 4 comments

    So sorry to hear you have been under the weather!! I don’t comment often, but I love this site beyond words and read everything listed!! Take care and get yourself healthy again, we will be here when you feel well enough to return!!

  64. Abbey says: 1 comments

    You do a wonderful job and I look forward to each new email. I wish you a speedy recovery!

  65. jimacainjimacain says: 21 comments

    Please take colloidal silver and 30,000 i.u. of Vit D per day. Your doctors will not prescribe this, as they are indoctrinated in the lies of western medicine. But, it will help! I will ad you to our prayer list.

  66. joan says: 6 comments

    Kelly; recovery can take weeks, and after the infection clears your energy level is still low for awhile (I am a physician who has loved your site for years). Rest up!

  67. Wanda in NC says: 59 comments

    I’m really sorry to hear this! Like everybody else says, take care of yourself even longer than you think you need to. However I hope it’s somebody else taking care of you, because you’re supposed to rest. It probably exhausted you reading all these wishes for your recovery! Stay in bed and drink your fluids . . . and get well soon.

  68. shelleydamewood says: 3 comments

    Take care of yourself first, we will all be here when you are able to return!

  69. Susan Lind says: 80 comments

    Oh, no! Been there, done that, twice, and it’s no fun. Take your time and heal properly, Kelly. We’ll be here when you’re well. Keeping you in my prayers!

  70. Jbilly says: 52 comments

    Feel better! Everything else can wait

  71. Betsy says: 157 comments

    Prayers for your quick and complete recovery.

  72. susan says: 17 comments

    Oh Kelly! Take care of yourself. No worries about posting, you just concentrate on getting better.

  73. mary says: 7 comments

    I had pneumonia ,take time to rest! We will still be here.

  74. Gail Merriam says: 199 comments

    Take it easy and get well soon.

  75. BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I am praying for your recovery. Your fan club awaits whenever you are ready!

  76. Amy says: 56 comments

    I’m so sorry you are under the weather. I hope you’re better than “good enough” soon.

  77. SG says: 1 comments

    I love this site. It’s become a daily thing for me. I so appreciate all your work and wish you a speedy recovery.

  78. Kathie M. says: 8 comments

    Hope you feel better soon, Kelly!

  79. Jude Tingley says: 5 comments

    Take care of yourself and give yourself enough time to recuperate!
    I’m a fairly recent addition to your mailing list, Kelly, but I became immediately addicted. I love love love these beautiful old buildings. I live in an old church building now and will be relocating this spring or summer. Husband and I will be looking for an older building (of course) and in the meantime, your lists are the most wonderful window-shopping I could have! Thanks for all you do–looking forward to your return!

  80. Dawn says: 2 comments

    Oh, no! Hope you feel better soon.

  81. annieg says: 5 comments

    Sorry to hear you got pneumonia, it takes time to recover from it. I
    had it a few years ago and it wasn’t pleasant. Take good care of yourself
    so you can be fully recovered when you get back to your usual routine.
    You are missed but we will be here when you’re ready.

  82. Sorry to hear, Kelly! Pneumonia is definitely a tough recovery and lengthy as well, so take your time and don’t push yourself. This site is a dream come true for all of us who love & obsess over old houses and I’m so grateful to you for creating & maintaining such a wonderful resource!!

  83. Larry Faloon says: 2 comments

    Hope you are on your way back to 100% soon.

  84. Dave McCauslin says: 69 comments

    Not the best way to ring in the New Year! Hope you are better soon!

  85. Getting sick is such a drag! Do get well soon! We miss you!

  86. Mike F. says: 3 comments

    You make us feel better with every post, now it’s your turn to take care of you.
    Thank you and feel better real soon.

  87. Nick Clark says: 1 comments

    I’m so sorry to hear about your illness but take your time and get well soon. As a faithful reader, I so much enjoy Old House Dreams and look forward to it each day. Sending best wishes!! Nick Clark

  88. Nhgal03 says: 97 comments

    Take care Kelly! Sending positive energy your way.

  89. says: 16 comments

    All best wishes, Kelly. Health first! Many have you in our hearts and want you to take the very best care of yourself. Coast as long as you want! You sooooo deserve it!

  90. Roxy says: 12 comments

    Prayers going up!-God bless you.

  91. Stephanie C. says: 1 comments

    Prayers for healing being sent! Get well soon.

  92. Sam says: 3 comments

    That stinks! Sending you healing vibes!

  93. Victortianinmymind says: 9 comments

    So sorry. I had it last year and it took me six weeks to get over it. However, I have asthma so that kind of exacerbated it. I will pray that you recover quickly.

  94. Martha says: 1 comments

    Hope you feel better soon. We all miss you. Take care of yourself and Happy New Year!?

  95. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 242 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Ugh! So sorry you are so ill Kelly. Sending prayers and good thoughts for a speedy recovery. Do what you gotta do to get better and don’t push yourself too quickly!

  96. Caroline says: 2 comments

    I hope you feel better soon!

  97. Kiki says: 1 comments

    Sorry to hear, feel better soon

  98. Ginger says: 3 comments

    Hope you get better soon. Prayers are with you.

  99. Deb says: 20 comments

    Prayers and good thoughts coming your way! Take all the time you need to get well and we’ll all be here when you’re ready to get back at it! May the Light of Love continue to shine upon you!

  100. Augusta says: 51 comments

    God Bless you, Kelly. I hope and pray you’ll be much better soon.

  101. Bonny E McNally says: 2 comments

    Positive healing prayers coming your way. Hope you feel better real soon. Miss your wonderful website. <3

  102. Sue S. says: 1 comments

    Get well soon! Health comes first!! {{{hugs}}}

  103. Jim Siegel says: 4 comments

    Kelly, wishing you a full and speedy recovery!i am sure many of us will have you in our prayers and good thoughts.
    You are such an asset to Historic Preservation thru out our country and we are all truly blessed that you are here doing what you do. Be well and know you are respected and admired by all of us in the preservation community!

  104. Andrew says: 1 comments

    Feel better soon Kelly! Do not worry about us.

  105. John Elwell says: 1 comments

    Wishing you a return to good health…..

  106. Doug GreenDoug Green says: 82 comments
    2000 Spanish Revival
    Eagle, ID

    Oh my goodness, Take care of yourself. Your health is more important than a bunch of old houses.

  107. patrice says: 2 comments

    take care of yourself. Thank you for many hours of enjoyable old house dreaming. Get well soon. You’re missed

  108. Sapphy says: 376 comments

    I’m sorry to hear this, Kelly. I hope you feel better soon. I’ve had pneumonia several times before and it’s not fun. Just be sure to get a LOT of rest, and don’t jump right in to doing things the moment you feel better or you’ll relapse!

    Here’s some virtual chicken soup and a hug!

  109. Lucinda says: 54 comments

    May your “HVAC” system recover quickly. Hope your family pampers the daylights out of you. Rest. You deserve to take good care of yourself. Easier said than done when you’re the mom (which I believe you are?), but squelch the urge to get up and see to the laundry, etc. If someone wears the same pair of socks two days in a row, it’s not the end of the world. Wishing you buttered toast and hot tea with honey and lemon.

  110. Polly says: 1 comments

    Wishes for a speedy recovery!

  111. Grami Pami says: 3 comments

    Sorry to hear that, Kelly. I was hospitalized w/pneumonia in ’09 and my best advice to you is Don’t Rush It!! Do what the doctors say, rest, rest, and rest some more!

  112. Cobblestone Girl says: 288 comments

    I have had pneumonia; it is not fun. Hope you feel better soon.

  113. says: 5 comments

    So sorry to hear that you are ill. How you have been missed. Sincerest wishes for your speedy recovery!

  114. Laurie says: 36 comments

    You make sure you’re ready and healthy enough to start back up. We will wait for you!!

  115. Jules G. says: 5 comments

    I was getting worried something had happened! I will be patiently waiting for your recovery – just glad to know you will be back as soon as good health blesses you! Looking forward to new postings!

  116. Georgann says: 7 comments

    Get all the rest you need! Feel better soon!

  117. Rainy says: 1 comments

    Feel better soon! I love your posts and miss them.

  118. Janet Vodder says: 147 comments

    Get well wishes! I so enjoy this site!

  119. Norma says: 1 comments

    We will be here waiting for you to get well.take care!

  120. Anne M.Anne M. says: 951 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Rest up Kelly, pneumonia really takes a lot out of you!

  121. thelma says: 21 comments

    Slowly, slowly, Kelly,
    It took me about a month and that, after a week in the hospital, to finally be really over the pneumonia. Take it so easy it will seem ridiculous and then take it easy some more. Your health is much more important than the newsletter.

  122. says: 1 comments

    Praying for you & I hope you feel better soon!

  123. DenDen says: 94 comments

    Oh no! I wondered what had happened. I hope you feel better soon!

  124. The Machine says: 1 comments

    Hope you feel better soon!!!!!!

  125. Martha says: 3 comments

    We’ve all missed your wonderful posts but your health takes priority! Get tons of rest and feel better!!

  126. cheryl plato says: 174 comments

    Please get better soon, take good care of yourself. Sending warm wishes your way!

  127. KellyS says: 38 comments

    Hi Kelly… Was just thinking of you & hoping you’re better! Take care of yourself!

  128. Rose Delacruz says: 3 comments

    Hope you get well soon! I will say a prayer for your recovery.

  129. Leiza says: 1 comments

    Thanks for all of the lovely house inspiration you’ve provided us on your wonderful site, Kelly! Sending good thoughts your way.

  130. Sarah M says: 45 comments

    I hope you start feeling better soon! This is my most favorite site. I bought a Powerball ticket for the first time yesterday and had a lot of fun dreaming about all the old houses I would buy and restore with my winnings.

  131. RosewaterRosewater says: 7110 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Eeeek. Sorry to hear your 2016 is starting out with – oy – pneumonia. Yeck. I’ma feelin for ya! Here’s a little, digital chicken soup since I’m too far up here to bring you the real thing; http://clv.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/10/1600×800/54f4a5bf1042a_-_chicken-noodle-soup-recipe.jpg

    Maybe some old houses to ogle without having to search will help ya feel better. Hope so anyway. Feel better you!

    You posted this one back in 2010 the last time it sold; well it’s back on the mkt. with some RAD new photography, (and just gorgeous, minimally intrusive, contemporary interior design); http://www.trulia.com/property/1085312790-1419-Cass-St-La-Crosse-WI-54601#photo-1 https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2010/06/21/1892-romanesque-la-crosse-wi/ What a knockout! Whew..

    And here’s a bunch more. Stay warm! Get healthy! πŸ™‚


    I reeeeeally want this one! http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11-Lake-St-Stamford-NY-12167/30065238_zpid/



    Just for funsies – soooooo gorgeous – aaahhh – if only, (- really – I’d be more than happy with just the couch!); http://search.knightfrank.co.uk/cho120334

    • SueSue says: 1111 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1802 Cape


      My best friend lives in Southbury. I know exactly where that church is.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7110 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Hey Sue, that church is pretty rad, and at that price maybe somebody will buy it just to save it from being pulled down, or to store their hoard, (like on “Pickers”).

    • JimHJimH says: 5242 comments
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      Thanks Rosewater/Jeff – a great bunch of links!

      Agree on Stamford NY – we looked at that one last year and it’s troubling that it’s still on the market – https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2014/12/12/1898-queen-anne-stamford-ny/

      The Ottumwa IA house is very impressive, well-preserved and quite a bargain! There’s some amazing glass and woodwork there – deserving of NRHP recognition IMO.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 7110 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Thanks’ Jim. D-oh! I tried to check those links to make sure they weren’t posted before. That one I thought naaahhh, I’d remember it appearing on OHD. Don’t know how I missed it. Heh!

        They keep adding pix to the Ottumwa listing, so check back and you might see more.

        On a side note; best wishes also for John Foreman. Checked his blog this morning, and he has posted that his cancer is out of remission and eating up his spine. Ugh.. http://www.big-old-houses.com/

    • Sandra says: 302 comments

      The home in Pottsville says “Coal heat”! I didn’t know that coal is still available for heating fuel.

      • Sapphy says: 376 comments

        It’s still available where i live. In one of the coldest states in the US.

  132. Selina says: 1 comments

    So sorry to hear this prayers sent for a speedy recovery. Enjoy your newsletter take care!

  133. Shoreby Hill says: 1 comments

    Get well soon!

  134. Lorelei1214 says: 1 comments

    Get well soon, people miss you!

  135. Annabelle says: 82 comments

    Feel better. Take care and take as long as you need.

  136. Lindsay G says: 531 comments

    Oh gosh I’m so sorry! I kept checking back, and checking back and checking back to see any new posts and when there weren’t, I’ll admit I was getting frustrated. But that’s how much this site means to me! Haha.

    But pneumonia! You poor dear, I can’t even imagine. I’ve got the regular ol’ flu right now so I’m not feeling very well either. But you’d probably WISH you had the flu, amiright? πŸ˜‰ anyway, please take care of yourself. You’re in all of our thoughts!

  137. Daniel says: 2 comments

    Feel better rest and relax

  138. Jodie Westwood says: 7 comments

    Get better soon! I had bronchitis in September which turned to pneumonia that lasted through November. Take it easy! I so love this page! Not only could it be the weather but allergies it what I was told.

  139. Stacy G. says: 5 comments

    I hope you feel better soon.

  140. John Shiflet says: 5426 comments

    From FB: “Thanks everyone for all the well wishes and prayers! I’m worse than pneumonia now, in the hospital with a blood clot in my lung. So I may be a while longer.”
    Good Lord! Praying for him to grant you the blessing of healing; we really need you and OHD. Hang in there and take care, seriously. Sending you all the positive energy possible for a prompt recovery. I’m glad you are under professional care in the hospital given the seriousness of your condition. All of your friends and fans are here for you now; the blog can wait until later.

  141. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1009 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks John. Will be here a few days. Found two blood clots in both lungs and few other “little” things. More tests to go through. I finally have the power to moderate comments but it’s going take a while to get through them. So if yours don’t show up it’s because it’s still in moderation. Thanks again for your well wishes and prayers. This is Kelly, my main user name doesn’t work on my phone but this is indeed me. πŸ™‚

    • JimHJimH says: 5242 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Hi Kelly. Sounds like the medicine is kicking in if you’re awake and have a bit more energy. Hope that’s the case and the worst is behind you. All good thoughts and best wishes!

      Maybe you feel a bit like this old place in NY:
      Soon you’ll be back to your prime!

    • Sapphy says: 376 comments

      Oh Kelly, how scary about the blood clots. I’m glad they found them before something bad happened. I’m hoping the other “little” things are truly little. Get some rest and get better soon!

  142. Fran Est says: 7 comments

    You poor thing. Luckily they have discovered the blood clot in time and are treating you. Once you have recovered you need to have a long convalescence before you try to get back to work. I do hope you are feeling better very soon. xx

  143. Rosemary says: 3 comments

    Kelly, Take care of yourself & do everything the Dr. tells you. Will certainly be sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

  144. DebA says: 5 comments

    I think this is my first time commenting, even though I consider this site my favorite place on the internet! Just wanted you to know that I am sending prayers and good thoughts your way. Please take care of yourself…we’ll still be here when you’re feeling better. And Kelly…thank you for all you do.

  145. says: 38 comments

    Oh My Goodness! I certainly will be praying for your speedy recovery! Pneumonia is dreadful, just dreadful. Rest, rest and more rest! Sending a giant basket of good health vibes and prayers!!!

  146. RossRoss says: 2416 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Kelly, you bring a smile to my face, and some tears to my eyes, all at once!

    Here you are, laid up in a friggin’ hospital, and yet you are working on OHD pushing our comments through!

    You truly are a wonder. I bow to you in awe. I pray for your quick recovery.

    The world is a better place because you are in it.

    Much love! And a hug for your husband!

  147. isthisthemiddle says: 20 comments

    So sorry to hear this, Kelly. Please take care– pneumonia is no joke– I’ve had it in the past and it takes time to get your strength back.
    Been missing you and was hoping you were on a tropical vacation somewhere!
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. You bring lots of joy to so many people!

  148. JullesJulles says: 526 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Kelly, I live up your way and am currently unemployed thus available any time. Is there any thing that I can do to help: feed the dogs; water the plants; cook a meal; bring you some books or magazines?
    Julie C

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1009 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks Julie but everything is taken care of. Bother in law taking care of our dog so husband can be here and my sister is near too. Appreciate the offer, that’s very nice of you.

  149. Aleta says: 1 comments

    Rest, rest, rest, feel better, take all the time you need! You are so very appreciated, Kelly. May you emerge from all of this replenished, renewed and whatever else you may need to enjoy the rest of 2016. You are a gem and gems deserve great health and happiness!

  150. SueSue says: 1111 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    Kelly you poor thing!

    With my Lyme disease I have a very compromised immune system. Something I depend on and have found works miracles in healing and staying well is Elderberry syrup. The berries offer very strong antiviral and immune stimulating properties.

    β€œViruses multiply by invading our cells through their hemagglutinin spikes. These spikes allow them to penetrate the cell membrane and move in and take control the cell. Elderberry contains a potent antiviral agent called antivirin which helps neutralize the activity of the hemagglutinin spikes. When these spikes are deactivated, the viruses are no longer able to get inside of the cell and replicate”

    I make my own but you can have someone pick it up for you at the health food store.
    Here is more info and a recipe. Feel better soon.


  151. Sha-Ron C. says: 15 comments

    Best of wishes and prayers toward you. I pray you get well soon.

  152. FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

    Never posted before but wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your website and hope you are better soon. I must admit some chuckles reading all the home remedies. Hope you might enjoy this historic home in a National Register District: (boat house is a listed structure also)
    I live in this neighborhood and know the house well, the only changes are enclosed front porch and siding. That’s a J.W. Fiske statue in the front yard. The upper windows look funny because the owner left the hurricane shutters up. Price reflects 85 feet on Florida Intra-coastal Waterway. Address is 709 Rockledge Drive, Rockledge Fl

    A Florida recovery might help the pneumonia it was 79 at midnight on New Years Eve.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7110 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Cool! Imagine those exteriors put back right. That boat house is super rad.

      • FloridaOHDjunkie says: 28 comments

        You might be interested to know that the bent tree pictured by the water is a certified Indian Trail tree. Also missile shots from Kennedy Space Center are visible from front yard and top of boat house – how cool is that, a house over 100 has seen them all

  153. Debbie Seeley Rathbun says: 14 comments

    I’m so sorry, Kelly. So much of it this year. I just got out of the hospital and am still recovering from acute asthma/bronchitis/pan-sinusitis. Praying that you are healed quickly and are well taken care of. Please take care and I look forward to future postings. Love this site!

  154. LUCINDA HOWARD says: 248 comments

    Kelly, I have only had that awful stuff once. That is when I stopped smoking….lived in Forsyth County too.

  155. JimHJimH says: 5242 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Really heartwarming to see all the love for Kelly, very sweet. The OHD Army.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1009 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Me too, I feel so love and supported right now. Its like a nice big hug. πŸ™‚

  156. Melissa says: 231 comments

    Hope you are getting lots of chicken soup and TLC, Kelly!
    Best wishes

  157. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1009 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Feel free share for sale links in this post. It’s taking me a while to approve comments but I’ll get get to them.

    Not much to do in a hospital but tests, naps, TV. Health wise the doc said I’m a one every ten years kind of case, they still trying figure out the cause of the clots. I’ll be here a while longer.

  158. Mia says: 4 comments

    Thank you, Kelly, for all you do. Hoping for a speedy recovery! God bless you!!

  159. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 138 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I feel somewhat guilty adding to your work load by adding yet another redundant comment about wishing you all the best, but, on the other hand I’m hoping that the cumulative effect of all this mass-consciousness directed toward your well-being will create the intended results. Get rest, Kelly… and know that you are in all of our thoughts and prayers!

  160. RonnieNolan says: 2 comments

    Wishing you a very speedy recovery! I found your site a few months ago and have fallen in love with so many wonderful homes, thanks all to you! Take care of yourself!

  161. Lisa S. says: 2 comments

    Oh gosh Kelly! I hope you are feeling better. I enjoy seeing your emails in my inbox and try to save them up so I have more than one to look through…that’s why I’m a little late with my well wishes. =) But I really hope you are feeling better and taking it easy. Don’t rush it!

  162. Michael says: 1 comments

    I’m so sorry to hear you haven’t been well. Please take as long as you need until you feel ready to return to us. we’ll all be waiting.

  163. says: 355 comments

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  164. Cathleen says: 3 comments

    Get well soon, Kelly! We miss you, but your health comes first.

  165. SharonSharon says: 603 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Get well soon, Kelly. Rest, and then rest some more. We’ll be here whenever you are ready!

  166. Vic says: 1 comments

    you have been in my thoughts and prayers through this time of challenges. a building built with much love, care and internal grandeur, you will and shall withstand the tests of time just like the beautiful old homes you allow us to enjoy with you. get well soon.

  167. Julian says: 2 comments

    Hope you feel better soon! sending positive thoughts and prayers

  168. Kari Donald says: 5 comments

    Feel better soon Kelly!

  169. Marie says: 202 comments

    Take care Kelly and get well. Love all that you do for OHD!

  170. Sandra says: 302 comments

    So many well wishes but I want to add mine too! Please get well soon, Kelly, we miss you! Your web site is a real treat, I always feel happy, inspired, and enlightened reading it.

  171. Carolyn says: 34 comments

    Dear Kelly,
    I have never posted on the site before, but when I read you were sick and in the hospital, I knew I had to write. You and the others who comment have validated me. My family thought I was nuts for searching for old homes and then boring them to death with all the details. Then, I found your site and quickly realized that I was not alone in my love of old homes or in my searches. I read the comments and feel that the homes and the details of them are all I need. I don’t need to discuss them with family any longer. So I guess you could say that I have an “Old Home Dreamers” Family now.
    I hope you get well quickly and start feeling like yourself. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Thank you for everything,
    Carolyn WP

  172. Hansen says: 1 comments


    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Your site is a window into a time of elegance, craftsmanship, and community. It offers us romantics a respite from the reality of our narcissistic, entitled, impatient society. THANK YOU.

    May God bless you and your family.

  173. Linda M says: 19 comments

    Please get well soon, Kelly.

  174. Sean Lowry says: 28 comments

    Wishing and praying that you will be well. Your health is more important than posting homes (and I have enjoyed that immensely). BUT your health is priority 1 …For your sake I pray you will be healed and feeling better soon.

  175. Vicki F says: 62 comments

    Put yourself first Kelly and don’t worry about us. We’ll be fine until you are. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. God bless!

  176. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not sure where to post this other than here. I’m home!!!!! Appreciate all the well wishes and prayers. Not sure how long I’ll be out of it, feeling a bit tired and loopy headed at the moment. But at least the hospital stay is over.

    Thanks everyone. πŸ™‚

  177. MW says: 910 comments

    Welcome back home Kelly. Keep getting your rest, don’t rush it. All the best in your recovery! Hope you bounce back quickly.

  178. Theresa says: 41 comments

    Welcome home indeed! Rest is the operative word here. Lots of sleep (naps, my fave) and plenty of fluids. You’ll be up and at ’em in no time at all driving us all crazy with the beautiful homes that you find for us to drool over. ?

    • John Shiflet says: 5426 comments

      Great news and thank heavens perhaps the worst is over with. Just follow your physician’s instructions and very gradually get back up to speed. You can now realize that you have a very large group of dedicated Old House Dreams fans as those who posted represent only a small percentage of your readers. Let’s pray the rest of this year is very rewarding despite getting off to a rocky start.

  179. Rhonda says: 9 comments

    I hope that you feel better soon. πŸ™‚ Pneumonia is never any fun.

  180. SharonSharon says: 603 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Gotta be just feelin’ the love, huh Kelly? So happy to hear that you’re home!

  181. Michaeljoe62 says: 97 comments

    Kelly – I think the comments all speak for themselves…especially the number of first-time posters that took time to send their wishes. We’re all pulling for you, and hope you can feel the love, light and healing we’re all sending your way. Concentrate on you, and we’ll eagerly await your posts. Thanks for ALL you do (and it is a LOT) for those of us with that Old House addiction. πŸ™‚
    Thinking of you!

  182. Ginger says: 3 comments

    So sorry about your blood clots. I had a PE, was on Lovenox injections, then Coumadin for two years – now I’m ok. Quick story – when I was in med school living in a garage eating Top Ramen, my Lovenox was $150 a day (way back then). I was in church and only had $10. Asked the church to pray for me because I didn’t have enough for my next shot and put my last $10 in the bag hoping God would send me the money. Next morning I went for my PT/INR blood test and the doctor couldn’t believe it…I was normal!!! God didn’t give me money, he saved me! So, just know my prayers are with you for HIS will for your health.

  183. KellyS says: 38 comments

    Hi Kelly…
    I was just thinking of you today. I hope you’re on the mend! Sure have been missing you. Feel better and know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers everyday!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12125 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks KellyS. Feeling more tired than I thought I would, one of the meds is making me pretty dizzy. I’m working on updating houses that have price changes, etc. but haven’t done as much as I need to. πŸ™‚

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  185. Carley says: 1 comments

    Hope you are feeling better! Love this site, and the hard work you put into it shows.
    Still waiting for the perfect place to go on the market in Georgia. Take care of yourself!

  186. Wanda in NC says: 59 comments

    Feeling more tired than you thought you would? That’s pneumonia, and that’s why we all said rest, rest, rest. If working on the website makes you feel good, then enjoy it, but don’t push yourself to get things all caught up. If you have to lie around and watch old movies, that’s normal. Just eat some healthy food and take naps and don’t rush it. I’ve been thinking about you every day, and clearly a lot of other people have been too. This is a situation in which the internet has brought us together as friends even though we are scattered over the globe and may never meet. You may get tired of people telling you to eat chicken soup, but I know that everybody just wants the best for you. Rest rest rest.

  187. Brosia says: 72 comments

    Very sorry to hear you’re dealing with pneumonia and blood clots and hoping you’re feeling better every day. I’m with Wanda above…get around at your own pace and do what you feel helps the most. Prayers and thoughts are with you, Hun.

  188. I am so sorry that you are not well, Kelly. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take all the time you need, we will patiently wait for you. All that is important is that you get well.
    Sending lots of hugs,

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