Tag Archives: Summer Kitchen

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2006

Brian Schaeffer I feel bad for Brian because, while he’s probably put in the most time on the project, his work will be the least appreciated. That’s not because his work is poor — on the contrary, he does excellent work, and he approaches every job with such care and attention to detail that even […]

SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2006

Dawn’s third (and final) to do list Within the next ten weeks, we should have the mansion ready and (hopefully) the Summer Kitchen as well. Unfortunately, the Paymaster’s Office will take a little longer. Notice I didn’t say “finished,” just “ready.” The stuff that is absolutely required in order for us to get our occupancy […]

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2006

Dawn sends status…and pictures! Two of the painters, Elmer Stoltzfus and Southern Long, started on Monday in the offices [third floor attic area] of the mansion. They should finish tomorrow and start moving down the stairs to Bill’s room, then the Boys’ room, then the hallway, then maybe to the game room. Jay Bowman started […]

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2006

Awesome facts about the history and restoration of our B&B If anyone is interested, here are some of our stories, and I will do everything I can to “feed the beast,” so to speak. One of the walls we removed was made with hand-split lath and hand-forged nails, dating it to c. 1795. We have some […]

SUNDAY, MARCH 05, 2006

Update on Dawn’s tasks On October 15, I published Dawn’s new to-do list. Let’s see what she’s accomplished in the last five months: Mansion Repoint east side, spot point as needed (Hollenbeck) — repointed entire building! Finish east gable, downspouts, front porch — east gable and front porch finished Insulate between all floors (blown-in blanket) — done! Paint all […]

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005

Summer Kitchen On your left will be an in-room whirlpool bath, on the right will be the bathroom (with separate shower). Historic preservation guidelines prohibit leaving the brick exposed, but we’re doing it anyway. (The Summer Kitchen was a rental house for the past fifty+ years, so the interior was not a “contributing factor” to […]

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 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) […]