November 29, 2006
The countdown is on. Approximately 52 hours until the wrap party and the parting of the ways…where HAVE I been?? Hmmm…for starters, I think they are ready to give me an orange apron at Home Depot, I have been there so often—looking for another cabinet for the upstairs bathroom, blah blah. My next life I am coming back organized. Until then—they shoot horses, don't they??
The painters from Zimco, headed by Buzzy, have been here for weeks—or years—painting. They truck down from New Hampshire every day, always with a great attitude, and then do what they do. The paint has been donated by Sherwin Williams, and the colors are gorgeous. I never knew there could be so many gradations of beige and still have it catch your eye. There is a lot of surface wall to prime and cover, including staining the woodwork—Kudos!
The Friday before Thanksgiving I returned from dinner and could hear a light tapping in the kitchen. It was NORM! He was finishing up the banquette (window seat with storage, for those of us not proficient in French). I couldn't believe it—and we thought he just showed up and looked pretty for production.
Joe Ferrante's special touches with the tiling and backsplashes have been done in true Italian artisan craftsmanship-style—really nice, everyone comments on them. Ron Coldwell has been "steady eddie" with the plumbing. But Tom is still the Captain of the ship—always in control, and with endless humor. My friend, Jerry Twomey, hand-crafted an entertainment center for the kitchen area. He kept the beadboard going and added alot of classy extras. Thanks!
This is being written from by bed…the painters are encroaching…my last refuge from the fray is being conquered…the ladders and paint cans are coming! I will turn the webcam away from the dining room back to the kitchen—a neighborhood kid, Chris, helped cover the floors with the brown paper over the weekend and wanted everyone to see his work!! Who is running the show here??
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I have really enjoyed watching the transformation of your home, and very much enjoyed your writings!
Sadly, the cameras have not been working these past few days. The front camera has not been working for weeks. Oh well.I was hoping to see the final results before they shut off the cameras. Of course I'm sure you can't wait to have your privacy back! Thanks for allowing us "nosey" people into your homes!
Chris and Liz, I hope you enjoy your beautiful homes.
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history check and I am only the 3rd owner
the woman before me live to be 104 and then
her son sold it to me !! I've got hard wood all I want to know how to enter a old house contest or how I get someone from your show to look at this awesome old home !!
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