Monthly Archives: February 2005

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2005

County Approval We got approval from the county planning commission. We have to address a few minor issues, but we should have our permit by April. (Surprisingly, replacing the roof does not require a permit, so we can actually start in March.) Our next hurdle: Code variances, because I’m not replacing the grand stairway with […]

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2005

Township Approval The township planning commission and board of supervisors approved our request. We just have one more hurdle – the county planning commission – but I think we’re okay. So last week I went ahead and bought a one-way ticket for Dawn, and she gave notice at work. It’s hard to believe this is […]

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2005

Historic Tax Credits First, some disclaimers: This isn’t tax advice. Consult your tax advisor. If you get audited, don’t blame me. If you use your house as your residence only, there is no federal assistance available to you. (Some states, like Colorado, offer state tax credits for private residences.) This is only for buildings used […]

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005

National Register The National Register nomination was finally submitted today. It’s eight months later than expected, but with all of the other problems we’ve had, I don’t care; I’m just glad it’s done. [P.S. Happy birthday, Dawn!]

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 03, 2005

Subcontractors Our new contractor wanted to have a site meeting with all of his subs. Unfortunately, that meant I had to fly out, too. I arrived at 10am Saturday, and had to meet the contractor at 1pm. I think this was karma for me sending Dawn to that township meeting last October. Today, I met […]