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No. 8.

Dumpster Number 8 has arrived on the scene. 8. Eight. Ocho. Holy moley! Billy, Contractor Mat and I had placed a whopping one dollar bet at the beginning of this – who could guess the number of dumpsters we would … Continue reading

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New Porch and Roof.

href=”https://silverspringfarm.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/front-porch-new.jpg”> Mat has torn apart the old porch and rebuilt it to resemble more of what a porch from 1730 would have looked like, the exception being that this time around, it was constructed with pressure-treated lumber. I think it … Continue reading

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(Nearly Wordless Wednesday): Second Floor Studs.

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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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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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Tales of a Foreclosure Virgin – Part II

A realtor once told me that in order to get a property in a buyer’s market one needed to have a jump on the competition.  He suggested I visit the MLS site and set up a search that would send … Continue reading

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