TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2005

Top Ten
In the spirit of David Letterman, here’s the top 10 Google searches for this web site in the past month:
10. restoring colonial house porch
9. forges and furnaces
8. speedwell darlington
7. los angeles septic installation
6. scrubbing bubbles linoleum
5. early 1900 fireplaces demo to new construction cost to build
4. speedwell forge lake
3. olde york homes
2. charming forge
And the number one google search is…
1. speedwell forge

(In the interest of full disclosure, I must say most of these had the same number of searches – 1 – so the ranking is a bit arbitrary.)

I can assure you I will never mention the word “septic” on this web site again (from now on, I will refer to it as “the field”) but I’m pretty sure I never mentioned “scrubbing bubbles” in the first place. (For anyone interested, Scrubbing Bubbles is not recommended for linoleum.)

Good luck to the guys rebuilding their porch and fireplace. My belated advice:
– Colonial homes didn’t have porches, so don’t rebuild it (unless, like us, the state requires you to)
– New gas fireplace inserts have special sleeves, so you don’t need to rebuild the fireplace. (Unless it’s a structural issue, in which case you need to hire a professional and stop looking for DIY advice on the Internet.)