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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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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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New Rituals

The day was cool and blustery, finishing with rain. A kind of day I used to call an “Eagle Harbor day.” Eagle Harbor, Mich., on Lake Superior where I summered as a kid at my grandparents’ house and where my … Continue reading

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Good Morning, Vietnam!

A tale of two days. Sunday’s “day of rest,” and our gentle efforts with insulation. Monday’s return to hardcore demolition and construction. First, the back wall of the kitchen: And the upstairs half-bath: There’s lots more we can do as … Continue reading

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Make It So (I Can Bathe)

First things first: Remember, dear reader, where we left off yesterday? This was the scene: Where rotted holes had gaped just hours before, nearly complete replacement siding was rising from the foundation to envelop the front of the house. This … Continue reading

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And Then I Wrote This Post

Morning dawned demolishment. Reid (unseen) smashing a sledge at the rotted siding from the inside. Midmorning, and all the siding is gone; starting from the northwest corner, the rotted studs are replaced and the new kitchen window is roughed in. … Continue reading

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was Another Can of Worms

Here are some pictures from the Back 40 of our property that I took today while exploring and picking raspberries: At almost any random spot in those scenes, if one were to zoom in, one might see this: Other vistas … Continue reading

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Why, Oh Why, Didn’t I Take the Blue Pill?

You would think it would have been THAT kind of day. And it was a big day: Jason there with both his helpers, Kyle and Reid; the electrician back with his helper…. And it started with a reiteration of yesterday’s … Continue reading

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