A gift from a friend

  Brian: Would you like a free, hand crafted, Morris chair? Me: Is that a trick question? Brian: Ready for pick-up ASAP.


Backyard Planning

When we first bought our house, we knew we’d have to take our projects one at a time. Making the inside livable …


Daily Snaps

We dug up the peony bed in the middle of our backyard last fall and transplanted¬†them to a bed along the back …


Sandborn Insurance Maps

A friend stopped by my office the other day with something I’d only seen in digital form—a Sandborn Fire Insurance Map. Daniel …

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Aldeah before the Remuddling

One Saturday last summer, a couple stopped by the house and introduced themselves. Their son had owned the house back in 1997 …