MONDAY, JUNE 05, 2006

Hydroseeding

Time was, planting grass over a large area was a tedious chore of spreading fertilizer, then seed, then raking it all in, then watering it all daily. No more. Now a truck backs up to your house and blasts water, seed, and fertilizer out of a firehose. Plus, the […]

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SUNDAY, JUNE 04, 2006

Serendipity
It may seem odd, but when restoring an old house, the best you can hope for when stripping paint is to find more paint.

Not only does that give you some chronology of the house, but also clues as to the original color because, ideally, that’s what you want to […]

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SATURDAY, JUNE 03, 2006

Dawn’s status

Dawn wrote:

The condensors were installed today. Mike started installing the shoe molding in Bill’s room. I primed about ten peices of shoe molding and five window sashes for the Summer Kitchen. Mike is off the week after next for vacation. I watered half an acre today, and noticed […]

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FRIDAY, JUNE 02, 2006

Hh2>Great news!

I received an email today from Barb Raid, architectural historian at Historic York, Inc., who handled our National Register nomination.

Hi, Dawn & Gregg –
I just received word from Carol Lee at the BHP that your property was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places on May […]

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