Monthly Archives: October 2005

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2005

Harrisburg Patriot-News The Harrisburg newspaper ran a story on Olde York Homes today. It made front page of the real estate section and, thanks to Gary, Speedwell Forge was prominently featured. York-area firm has crafted a RESTORATION REPUTATION Sunday, October 30, 2005 BY JOEL BERG For The Patriot-News Reprinted with permission Gary Geiselman was ready […]

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2005

Channel 11 news Picture this: It’s September 6, the last day of my “vacation”, and I’ve spent the last five hours talking to the plumber, the contractor, and the septic guy, when the channel 11 news van pulls up, ready to do an interview. Of course I knew they were coming — Dawn specifically scheduled […]

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2005

Glossary We’ve learned a lot in the past six months, including a lot of jargon: Alarm system: Being legally robbed to protect yourself from being illegally robbed. Back-prime: The tedious and thankless job of painting theĀ backsĀ of boards, in the hope that your house will survive the next natural disaster. Bath: a bathroom, not a bathtub. […]

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2005

Shopping list Since I posted the to-do list, I might as well post the shopping list. These are the things we still need to buy before we hang out the “vacancy” sign (which we also need to buy). Street sign Spotlight for street sign Light posts along driveway Accent lighting on house? Invisible screen door? […]

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2005

Dawn’s new to-do list Just in case we were getting excited about all the progress made so far… Mansion Repoint east side, spot point as needed (Hollenbeck) (November, after mason) Finish east gable, downspouts, front porch (Lantz roofing) Insulate between all floors (blown-in blanket) Paint all windows and sashes; hang windows by November 1st (Dawn) […]

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2005

Summer Kitchen After Brian had gotten a little overzealous and stripped off the wall-to-wall carpeting, six layers of linoleum, the original wood floor, and the old floor joists, the place sat quietly for three months. Last week, it was a hive of activity. Mike had another job to complete in Cornwall, so Barry from Olde […]

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2005

One more week of freedom Okay, I really just said that there to irk Dawn, but I definitely understand why we decided long ago never to get married. All of my family is arriving staggered throughout the week, “the moms” are organizing the reception, I’ve set up an itinerary to keep everyone busy, and Dawn […]

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2005

Final word on the septic system I’ve decided to never mention the septic system again. After this, of course. The septic system is designed to handle 1,800 gallons per day. We will have 5 adults plus up to 10 guests, so even on a full day, assuming each person takes one 5-minute shower and I […]