I’ve just begun spending weekends at my new very old house in Litchfield County; every day there is an adventure, often full of ‘firsts’.
Recently I was told my property is connected to the Roxbury Land Trust – but really had little idea what that might mean. With one of my regular ‘partners-in-crime’ – my brother Gary -we ventured into the woods at the back of my land to see what was there….
On moving day, five guys and a 27 foot moving truck arrived in Connecticut at my new very old house with a lot of stuff!
My friends Steve Gross & Sue Daley captured the spirit of the day in a short video; it is a little bit goofy, but take a look and enjoy some of the excitement!
Now that I have dealt with the floors at my house, my next task was to venture into what for me is uncharted territory – the big box world of HOME DEPOT!
I need a lot of stuff and wanted to go see what the offering were – who knew HD was sooo big, and they have sooo much stuff? I guess pretty much everyone but me!
WELCOME to LITCHFIELD COUNTY
Make no mistake, I have no intention of becoming a ‘Litchfield County Gentleman Farmer’, however there is a delightful gang of baby goats and a bunch of chickens at the local (and locally owned) service station; a stop there to say hello to my new friends is one the first things I do when I go to my new very old house.
I am anxious to spend the night in the country, but before I move anything into my new house (including me) I am refinishing the floors. However, refinishing the floors is not a matter of a simple sand, stain and polyurethane. The floors are not the tongue-in-groove floors I typically see in my New York City projects, there are an entirely different animal. I need an expert… (more…)
Don’t be fooled by the calm and serious look on my face, after dreaming, yearning and fantasizing about a ‘place in the country’ for nearly three decades I am now the (seriously) proud, totally excited and somewhat overwhelmed owner of an 1835 Greek Revival farmhouse in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
I closed on this property last week.