SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2003 (part 2)


The mansion has three beautiful chandeliers, and we knew that eventually they had to be moved. I called Carol Wilson, the county historian, who called Doug Dinsmore, of Skelly & Loy, who referred Gary Kopperman of The Restoration Clinic. As Carole said, “The network lives!”

Gary said the chandeliers were fine and we should leave them alone, but he was concerned about the furniture (which had been Dawn’s grandmothers and hadn’t been touched since she passed away twenty years ago). I’d never looked at any of it, but under the dust Gary pointed out all the wonderful detail and finishing work, and told us how lucky we were to have it. Again, I feel like an ingrate.