The late winter and spring months of 1968 were spent determining what the new Washington house would look like. After all, Mother and Daddy had been living in the house in Penrose for 23 years. It had been constructed during World War II, and there had been many practical savings. They had only had plumbing and central heating in the house for about 10 years. Now, this new exciting prospect was before them, and Mother meticulously drew up her dream floor plan, made three-dimensional paper furniture, carefully measuring such things as how much clearance you need to pull a chair out from the table, etc. This house was to be pretty, but very practical, and would actually have a bath and a half! Sheer luxury. Mother planned well. There were few places in the house that she would have done over. It is sad to think that she only lived in the completed house for about 11 years.