Author - Dan

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Paint Ready

The stucco work is completed on The Destruction. It’s interesting to see the dark stucco walls and white trim. Once painted, the lights and darks will be reversed; the walls will be white...

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Mary’s Rainbows

For months now, a temporary wall has divided our dining room in half — the demarcation line between the contractors and us. On Friday, the contractors relocated the partition to the...

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Comic Book Stories

John and I recently visited the Housing Works Thrift Shop in Chelsea. Just before leaving, I spotted a box of vintage comic books near the cash register. I decided to buy a few to send to...

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Fun En Route

Weekend house guests are good company after a layoff and before a birthday. Especially when the guests are Detta and Tash, friends from London who arrived last night. They will be working...

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Enmeshed

Our house has become ensnared in wire mesh. The guys from Reliable Stucco have wrapped The Destruction in metal lath. It’s like a well-tailored chain mail suit of armor. The Destruction...

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Barbra

Today, John and I took advantage of an opportunity to see and hear Barbra Streisand at a dress rehearsal for her ‘Back to Brooklyn’ concert tour which starts next week. We drove to...

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Weekend Glassware

When John and I came home from our cabin in the Catskills a few weekends ago, we had a new set of 9 brightly striped vintage glasses. We didn’t take the glasses from the cabin; we bought...

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Contractors Galore

They start pulling up at 7:00 AM, one truck after another. There must be some vehicular code of honor amongst contractors, regardless of specialty: framing, electrical, plumbing...

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Drywall!

Since our last update on The Destruction, walls have been insulated… and covered in drywall. The before and after drywall views above are from the kitchen looking into the new...