Monthly Archives: December 2004

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2004

Lawyers and Accountants and Engineers, oh my! Dawn’s mother agreed to put the property in joint tenancy with Dawn, so today we met with our lawyer to review an “operating agreement” to draw the proverbial white line down the middle of the farm. We also met with our accountant. It seems every time we talk […]

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2004

Merry Christmas! We just arrived in Pennsylvania, and went in search of our septic field. We knew they had moved it, saying something about the “nitrate plume” and “high quality watershed” and “12 degree slope” and other such nonsense, but we had no idea where they had moved it to. Well, they put it a […]

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2004

Christmas “Vacation” We’ve got appointments next week with four contractors, two architects, a septic engineer, a heating/cooling engineer, a land engineer (not sure what else you’d call him), our lawyer, our accountant, a roofer, and an historical consultant – in all, we have 18 appointments in five days. That is our Christmas vacation. To add […]

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 01, 2004

National Historic certification I promised (a year ago) to discuss the process, so here it is. Note that I only have experience in Pennsylvania; your mileage may vary. First, find someone who has done this many times. Having someone with credibility will make things go much smoother. Second, listen to them. Your house is important […]