Speedwell Forge has a long and rich history. Today it is the finest Bed and Breakfast in Lancaster County, PA.

TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2006

Coming together
Wow. In two days, the painting is finished, the duct work is finished, the kitchen island is finished, the locks are finished, the windows are finished, and the shutters are almost finished. (I was responsible for those, which is why they are behind schedule.)

The walkway will be finished tomorrow […]

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FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2006

Down to the wire

One week remaining…


Buy coffee maker
Install new mailbox
Order sheets and towels
Find (or order) window pulls
Order one more kitchen pull
Schedule clock guy
Buy bathroom hardware (towel racks, etc.)


Set up walkway, lay wood chips
Unpack boxes, organize furniture
Invite neighbors
Set up canopy bed on new frame
Find frame store
Yale lights (porch light, any standing […]

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TUESDAY, JULY 04, 2006

Independence Day

First, the good news: Last week’s record rainfall did NOT do any significant damage to the mansion. Had it occurred a week earlier, when the driveway was freshly paved, I would not be saying that.

Dawn, however, did not sleep for three days. When you’re sleeping in a greenhouse with […]

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FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2006

A sign

Last October, Dawn and I spent a solid week working on a street sign, but we didn’t like any of our designs. We finally met with a signmaker, but we didn’t like his designs, either. Frustrated, we shelved the whole thing until…now.

We’ve been using the mansion as our logo, […]

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