Category Archives: Maine

8,760 Hours

Happy Adventureversary, indeed. A year after first seeing the house, almost halfway through our first winter here. A winter that began with an evacuation — “race for the hills! no, leave the goldfish!” — our mad dash out of a … Continue reading

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Whistle While You Work, Really: a Small Update

(Cross-posted) It should be clear by now that we are marching to our own drumbeat. We are the drummers. At a certain point, you stop worrying about whether you “should” unpack books before spackling or “should” play scrabble when there’s … Continue reading

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Path

On the verge of a Rehabbin’ Cabin epiphany. While working on the steps from the back door, I had a distinct thought: this is not me. Meaning: as much as I’ve enjoyed the renovation — and I do particularly enjoy … Continue reading

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Winter’s Eve

Unofficially, we’re in the house and out of the camper. Notably, we emptied the storage ‘pods’ (U-Boxes) and they’re getting picked up on Tuesday. And my dad might visit Thursday! But one of the driving forces behind the latest moves … Continue reading

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Hi, Amelia!

We love you, we really do. It is such great fun to know that people near and far, connected through curious and curiouser ways, are following our travails and wishing us well. It’s Been Two Weeks When last we met, … Continue reading

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Does Whatever a Siding-Man Can

Exit Tim, enter Mark… Mark, often referred to in these pages, is a good friend of Marsh’s sister and a pro builder. He did the original inspection on this house, gave us our first prioritized direction for starting the rehab, … Continue reading

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The Tim Dynasty

Brother-in-law Tim returned to us on Friday and is still here on Monday night. That’s devotion (or insanity). But with great gratitude I tried very hard to let him do the high stuff so I wouldn’t reinjure my shoulder. We … Continue reading

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So… Where Were We?

Oh yes… when last we met, this was the imminent to-do list. It has been slaughtered. Demolished. It is an ex-to-do list. It is pining for the to-do list fjords. close up all remaining gaps and fissures (mostly between main … Continue reading

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Okay, What’s Next?

Today, 6 p.m.: Earlier Today, about 3 p.m.: This Morning: This Evening: During The Day: The LAST pieces of boarding board from the second lot of rough-sawn that we ordered from our local lumberyard, cut and ready to go up … Continue reading

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Windowsill With Jade

Before: After (in progress): More of the story When we first saw the house, the sun porch with its solid bank of windows was a memorable feature and one of the things that commended the whole venture to us. But … Continue reading

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