Because you asked Amy, here are the other pictures I took of the inside of the house. We all agreed it was a strange house, but it worked perfectly for our retreat! I took this picture as we were packing up. I sat with my back to the door at the left (you can see *all* of my stuff still sitting out...).This is the view into the family room from the foyer. Janice, Erin, Tanny and I stayed downstairs.
Here I took the picture from where I sat towards the kitchen.
Now onto the allergy testing. Declan had an appointment yesterday with the allergy/asthma specialist. Turns out he is allergic to several things. Mostly trees, including California Live Oak, which is all over our 10 acres and eucalyptus, which we had been burning in the wood stove. Remember when we bought the first cord of wood? Yep, eucalyptus. Among other things like various grass and molds, turns out he is *very* allergic to cats. He was sad to find out that he was allergic to "Pat" the feral cat that lives on our property.
He will be going for weekly allergy shots for 6 months, then we will re-evaluate. He is also on an inhaled steroid and Singulair. Bless this kids heart. I think he's been through enough for awhile, don't you?