August 25, 2009
Sand art on the 6th Street Beach in Ocean City, New Jersey
We may have been away on vacation, but at our house, it was the opposite of a leisurely week.
Roger pruned back our numerous hemlock trees, giving them a much-needed haircut. Ron from Trethewey Brothers replaced the heavy, old iron pipes with PVC in the kitchen, the upstairs hallway bathroom, and the sink in our son's room. He also added some proper venting to the roof. In the meantime, Richard has been getting ready to install a new boiler, while trim is being added to the windows in our new addition, and the new roof is installed. Finally, Allen Gallant and his crew "hit the place hard," as he said, to complete the rewiring project. And all of this during the first really hot week of the summer! The place was crawling with workers, and many of them needed to be in the 104 degree attic all at the same time.
I can't really say we were sorry to miss all the action. It was rejuvenating to get away for a bit and follow things remotely by watching the webcams. (No, we couldn't help ourselves! And yes, it was strange to watch people moving around in our own house when we weren't there.) Now that we're back, it's great to see how much things moved along in our absence. Maybe we should go on vacation more often ...
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Just wanted to thank you again for all the frequent postings. I hope TOH recognizes the effort you've put in to keeping us all updated. You've done a marvelous job and I'm sure you're going to wrest the "Best Blog" trophy away from Liz & Chris of East Boston.
Great Job - Thanks!
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With all the remodeling on the second floor, you should have made room for a utility room or closet for the washer and dryer. All the clothes and linens to be washed are up there. Not in the basement. Why didn't the architect straighten out the outside wall of the family/living room? It would have given you some extra square footage. R.J.W.