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Bittersweet Art of Cutting Up Books
"I was at a local game shop and someone had specially
ordered Treehouse. We checked it out and learned how to play
in 10 minutes, and wound up playing for 2 hours straight! Great
game guys :)" -- Stephen B of Holyoke, MA
Rash is busy busy
busy because school has started, but still offers a few new links
Repairing, Removing, and Remodeling
week we've been moving forward by demolishing stuff. We've had
teams of workers in our two houses for three separate projects:
- Repairing the tile tree in the bathroom at Wunderland
- Removing three tree stumps from the grounds at Pepperland
- Remodeling rooms at Pepperland
First there's the tile tree at Wunderland. We had this excellent
mosaic installed when we remodeled the bathroom in the early
nineties, created by an artist we knew named Carla Beaudet. After
years of showers some buckling behind the tile had developed,
and it was time to deal with it lest the damage become too severe
to salvage. As shown here, our contractors removed a big section
of the tile and as of now it's all been rebuilt and looks great.
There was a mishap during the process which caused a bit of rain
in the kitchen below, but that's all been fixed and rebuilt,
good as new.
over at the
new house, Alison's desire to landscape her new yard required
that something be done about this trio of big treestumps that
were totally in her way. So we hired a team to hoist in a piece
of heavy machinery and carve up the stumps into piles of sawdust!
Lastly, inside Pepperland, we've started doing some major
remodeling. One of the great things about buying a house across
the street and expanding into it is that we can take our time
about really moving in, and do all our major renovations up front.
One of the first things we wanted to do was to get rid of this
wall in one of the front rooms, which had been built to divide
the house into apartments. As you can see from these before and
after shots, removing this wall really opens up the space!
workers made a fun discovery when they tore out this wall. It
seems that sometime around 1982, a child living in this house
decided that it was fun to lose various toys by pushing them
through a small hole in this wall. Shown here are the contents
of this youngster's informal time capsule.
Thanks for reading, and have a great fortnight!