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One Eye on the Weather

This article, as well as the local weather guru on Facebook, have us nervous about what weather might be headed our way¬†Wednesday into Thursday. For those of you who were with us last year, you might remember this post¬†about the … Continue reading

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For anyone who didn’t see on our Facebook page, we passed another inspection! After a small hiccup with our permit expiring (oops!), we passed our rough-in plumbing inspection Tuesday afternoon. We are picking up speed and we are SO close … Continue reading

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We Passed!

Ok, so you could say it’s been awhile, but today we have great news to share! We had our electrical inspection today on the electrical rough-in and we passed with no issues! Phew! What a relief! Rich and his dad … Continue reading

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Pictures from John Allen Jr.

In 2004, during two very hot days, John Allen Jr. and photographer Walter Smalling visited Vinton Manor as they compiled stories and pictures for the book “An Uncommon Vernacular.” It was a very sad time for the Hayes family, as … Continue reading

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Brick Donor House

Rich and his dad have spent more than a month of Saturdays digging bricks out of the frozen ground! Someone took apart a brick encased log house in Greencastle, PA (about an hour North of us) and sold it on … Continue reading

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We have heat!

Finally! I can’t tell you what it feels like to walk in almost a year to the date that we stepped foot in the house too look at it for the first time and feel warmth (although there is still … Continue reading

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The Insurance Matter

Well, work has not been moving at the blistering pace that I would like it to, but we are slowly checking things off the to-do list. All of the cast iron waste lines in the house have been replaced by … Continue reading

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