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  1. Mary Garner-Mitchell on November 17, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Neato! I find comfort knowing I’m not alone in my OCD-ness!! Ross, so wish we were neighbors. You’d benefit from free labor and I would be in heaven!

  2. Melody on November 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Ahhhhh….. sigh. So neat, so organized, so list-y. Mel is a happy person. 🙂

  3. californianinkansas on November 18, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I love anything neat and organized, especially if it is in list form! Your attention to detail and unflagging striving for excellence is very admirable. You’d have been an outstanding Army CSM (Command Sergeant Major).

  4. Wilson on December 4, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    This site was mentioned in the realtors photo’s comment section! Just thought I would post it here as you might be interested in restoring it for it’s content that was there until 11/21/16.


    • Ross on December 4, 2016 at 6:41 pm

      Hi Wilson,

      The site you link to was created by the previous owner of the Cross House., Bob Rodak.

      It seems that he has not renewed the site. I hope he does.

      Thank you.

      • Karen Anne on March 22, 2017 at 7:39 am

        I found some if it on the internet archive.

        Ross, are you still working on the house and posting? I am new to your website, and so am having trouble seeing if you have posted anything lately. Thanks.

        • Ross on March 22, 2017 at 8:19 am

          Hi Karen Anne!

          On my Cross House main page, the last post is dated July 15, 2016.

          You then have to click on Page Two to see later posts.

  5. Sandra Lee on March 22, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    I have made my way through all the postings and progress on Cross House after discovering you on YouTube with the CIRCA interview, Thanks so much for posting reply to one of my responses. I have had such fun learning about all of this since yesterday. Will continue to enjoy the posts. I noted above last post in July 2016 and will continue to check back on continued progress. Good luck with your continued efforts!

    • Ross on March 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      I am confused.

      My last post is NOT July 2016.

      I post almost daily!

      To see posts past July, you need to click on Page 2!

      THIS is page one of Restoring the Cross House.

      THIS is page two.

      • Karen Anne on March 22, 2017 at 7:24 pm

        I think what confused me is I am used to blogs where the most recent post is at the top of the first page.

        • Ross on March 22, 2017 at 7:32 pm

          I deliberately chose to have RestoringRoss default to CHRONOLOGICAL posts.

          But you can chose MOST RECENT with a simple click at the top of the main pages for all posts.

  6. Sandra Lee on March 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks Ross! I found page 2 and the daily posts! I am a dinosaur regarding these kinds of things and figures out how to naviagate your blog! Sorry to be such a dope! Thanks for the guidance:-)

  7. Randy Cummins on June 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I can’t believe I found this site. I’ve been reading your comments on OHD and wishing I could see your own project. I graduated from Emporia State waaaay back in 1978. Originally from Leavenworth, KS, I just love the beautiful old homes in the midwest. I truly envy your ambitions for this home. Next time I pass back through Emporia, I’m going to run by Union Street to see in person (from the street of course).

    Thanks for all of your informational postings and have a ton of fun with your baby.

    • Ross on June 16, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Hi Randy!

      Nice to “meet” you!


  8. Christine on January 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I’m so jealous! It has always been my dream to buy & restore a house like this. I am absolutely in love with all the architectural details & ESPECIALLY that woodwork! I’m so glad someone with such passion rescued this glorious old beauty.

  9. Donna Armstrong on January 23, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Ross I am in LOVE with your beautiful home, THANK YOU so much for saving her! You can tell that this is a true labor of love! I stumbled across you and the Cross House site over the weekend and have enjoyed reading up on all the amazing details of everything!! Thank you for taking the time to post so much! This is truly a wonderful undertaking to restore an home and do it the right way. I see a road trip in my future and I’ll gladly pay the fees to see this amazing project first hand!

    • Ross on January 23, 2018 at 10:18 am

      Nice to meet you, Donna! And thank you for the kind words!!!!!

  10. Marsha Cooper on April 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Do you give tours of your home? If so, how much?

  11. Russ Feldbusch on August 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Ross I just wanted to say…. u are inspiring!

  12. Josie Vargas on March 29, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Hi Ross First God Bless You for purchasing the old Cross house and what you have done with it. You mentioned in your video how you fell in love more now with it than before you bought it. I know how it felt because l did the same thing!l retired from Houston Tx. and moved to West Virginia and bought an old house and needles to say l too fell in love with it My family thought l was crazy for buying an old house by myself so far away from home, but they don’t understand the peacefulness l have felt here and the view! It’s so good to hear someone feels the same way l do about an old house! Take Care, Josie

  13. Shirley McClintock on July 13, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    I just want to say that it was a delightful experience reading and seeing everything you have here on this presentation of your Cross House. We live in an 1874 house that we have put a lot of love and all things close to the heart into, so we can relate and enjoyed your adventures, and especially your clever humor through it all. We understand the thrill of those unexpected discoveries and the realizations of expected results. Amazing stuff, and we enjoyed that you included God and heaven it it all. He has a great since of humor and is looking down on you with much amusement, we do believe. It is art and creativity, and He understands that all very well, since He created it all to begin with! As parents take great joy in the creativity of their children, so too, He takes great pleasure in our creative activities. My husband is the town historian and history is the love of his life. Sigh, I have had to accept my second place position. But I too, love history and all the stories and remains of lives that went before us. Thanks for not only sharing your Cross House, but for sharing your interesting self along with it.

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