Sunday, August 27, 2006

Saving Time in a Bottle...

We "buried" our time capsule this weekend. The rough opening for Rowan’s door was too big, so it made a perfect space to place a time capsule before trimming the inside of the doorway. So I burned every digital photo I had of our second floor construction onto a CD, and put it into a plastic bag along with a letter saying who we were, and that all of us signed. Since we put it in Rowan’s room, she also wrote a separate note. We also enclosed xexox copies of the original blueprints for the house.

Here’s the bag with the CD and the letters:

And the blueprint copies:

And with the hole covered:

A funny story: I left several time capsules in our previous house, and when talking with Brian and Sarah, who bought our place, they told us about finding one, almost. I had left a 2 liter pop bottle with pictures of all of us and a letter in wall cavity when remodeling the bathroom. While on their honeymoon last fall, Brian and Sarah got a call from their contractor saying they had found a time capsule while they were working. Extremely excited when they came back from their trip the happy couple asked to see the time capsule, and the contractor sheepishly told them that after reading it they sealed it back in the wall!

1 comment:

merideth said...

i love the time capsule idea! we're going to be tearing out some wall pieces in our dining room and bathroom. I think we'll have to put some photos in there.