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Eye Candy

Real eye candy! KITCHEN – NORTH CORNER – BEFORE KITCHEN – NORTH CORNER – AFTER Other progress: The new back door in the kitchen, roughed in: The view from the door: The actual door that we’ll put there: The upstairs … Continue reading

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Mid-June Recap, New Horizons

First we finished the flooring above the old stairway space. Here’s a view of the finished floor joists — alternating simple supports with full sistered beams: The floor partially laid in: The finished floor from below: And from above: Flora-fauna … Continue reading

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0-60

It could have been an omen, that our Maine driver’s licenses arrived this morning. After taking two days “off” (one to celebrate all the mothers), we popped up to Troy with Annie and Homer and a small list of possible … Continue reading

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“Blanc”

My editor when I was Design Director for the Christian Science Monitor, the late Dick Cattani, took seriously the charge to manage the whole newspaper — not just the reportage and editing, not just the graphics and photography, not just … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Staircases…

“…one going up, the other going down…” “Sunrise, sunset…” Okay, sorry. A quick recap: The house in Troy has had two sets of stairs, and while they are were both demonstrably “indoors,” we persisted in referring to one as the … Continue reading

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Measure for Measure

First, a bit of business: I promised ON THE INTERNET that I would rake through the coals of yesterday’s fire, because DANGER! So, I did: There were quite a few hot coals, so I doused with water to augment the … Continue reading

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Earth, Wind, and FIRE

Stayed in Buxton today. Almost finished the bunneh hutch. Woke up realizing that I had built it backwards: MODEL: MINE: But, it was intentional, yeah, that’s the ticket… plus, it’s better! Yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! … Continue reading

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More

Some of you (whom I won’t identify but whose name rhymes with Bloria) were offended that yesterday’s post was so short that clicking “Read More” actually revealed nothing more. As the old-time radio host used to say, here is the … Continue reading

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Beam Me Up

The basement load-bearing beam is replaced with the triple rough-sawn 2×6’s, 19 feet long. More on this soon!

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An Explanation

If you’ve joined the show in progress: Marsh and I sold our townhouse in Fairfax County, VA, and bought a foreclosed property in Troy, Maine, for approximately the fair cost of the 5.1 acres. But as they say, you never … Continue reading

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