Category Archives: Remodel

January Update

For the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about how I need to get some new pictures posted here for you to seethe progress at the house.  Then I looked at the date of my last post and realized … Continue reading

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Every Act of Creation is First an Act of Destruction. Quoted Pablo Picasso.

It’s no secret how much I love this old house. Every layer of the modern world that is peeled away exposes more and more of the original house.  Sometimes, though, all of that peeling exposes some pretty nasty problems.  In an … Continue reading

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Mother Earth News.

Hello, Mother Earth. When I began to sell honey and homemade lip balms and creams I envisioned it as the perfect summertime venture.  I could go to farmers’ markets and enjoy hanging out in the beautiful warm, sunny weather, chatting … Continue reading

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All Things Permitted. Happy Birthday, USMC.

My friend and contractor, Mat, texted me today with the most wonderful photo – our construction permits in his hand! Let the insane adventures in 282-year-old house remodeling begin! Here’s hoping that, at the end of this remodel, Mat is … Continue reading

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Dumpster Number 4. Autumn Views.

I never thought we could ever fill three entire dumpsters in five weeks’ time, yet we are now filling Number Four – and still there is more garbage and debris to drag out of the house. It is quite possible … Continue reading

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(Nearly Wordless Wednesday) The Result of Too Much Demolition.

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The Miraculous Blue Lo-Zag-Na Reincarnation.

What did the boys find in the basement?    I’ll share this witty email report from my pal, Carmine.  See if you can figure it out! = = = = = = = = = = Lee…a brief history lesson….Blue lasagna is … Continue reading

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More Smashing Good Times. Bowling for Billiards.

The contingent of teenage boys (one is mine and the other two are friends) came up to the farm to assist in removing an old, moldy pool table from the basement.  They discovered that by throwing old bowling balls through … Continue reading

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Smashing Good Time.

Who knew how much fun it would be to smash up sheetrock?  Seriously, it is great therapy for releasing pent-up frustration caused by work, bosses, snarky teenagers, traffic… you name it.  Smash!   Bash!  Pow!  Bliss. Plucking out old fiberglas insulation, … Continue reading

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