Category Archives: Rehab Ad Infinitum

Low Lake Levels + Crib Dock Reflections

Whether you call it climate change, “nature’s sense of humor”, or something else, Lake Champlain’s water level is raising eyebrows. Back in 2011 we experienced the highest lake levels in recorded history. Five years later lake levels are flirting with the lowest … Continue reading

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Storm + Screen Doors

Good friend and skilled carpenter Kevin Boyle built screen doors for Rosslyn’s exterior mudroom entrance and pantry entrances, and he installed them this past Sunday and Monday. My bride had leaned on him to squeeze the installation in between two … Continue reading

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Demolition: Rosslyn Dedux

When it was built it was just right for the times. But it didn’t adapt… Rooms were shut off and fell out of use. Neglect left the paint chipped, with bare wood and brick showing through… rehabilitation fails with no sustainable plan … Continue reading

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Lake Champlain Water Level Falling Below Flood Stage?

It’s the annual song and dance. Spring arrives (on the calendar, at least.) Snow melts. Ice melts. Rain falls. Lake Champlain water levels rise. And rise. And rise. Sometimes (though hopefully not this year) Lake Champlain water levels reach flood … Continue reading

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Carriage Barn Renovation: Stall Walls + Floor

We’ve been slowly working forward on the carriage barn renovation. Our most recent focus is rebuilding the floor in—and in between—the stalls, and the “floor-door” that allows access to the hay mow. The project may never end. This afternoon, instead of … Continue reading

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Roofing Nails in the Driveway

Roofing nails and driveways don’t mix. Or they shouldn’t mix. Like oil and water. But sometimes they do, like yesterday for example. It was mid-afternoon on Tuesday, July 6, a couple of weeks after contractors finished replacing the carriage barn’s … Continue reading

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Day Lilies & Delays

Another installment of Rosslyn day lilies, these beauties leaning toward the exotic a bit more than yesterday’s “tiger lilies”. I had hoped to photograph several other dramatic varieties as well, but the recent heat and dry weather have taken their … Continue reading

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Day Lily Daze

Lest the glories of midsummer be eclipsed by boat lift blues and lemon generators, I’d like to dazzle you with blossoms. I’m hoping to follow up this day lily daze with another shortly, the next leaning more toward whites and … Continue reading

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Battered by Power-Outing Thunderstorm

Call it climate change or call it multi-millennial weather cycles, yet another freak thunderstorm or the cost of care-taking an old house, a test of will and endurance or man (and woman) versus nature. No matter what you call it, … Continue reading

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Deconstruction and Reuse is Child’s Play

Legos teach reuse at a young age. You build, take apart and rebuild using the same pieces. You wouldn’t throw away your Legos would you? So why throw away your home’s valuable materials? (reusenetwork.org) This quirky little video is a … Continue reading

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