The Randolph Herald recently ran an article on the work I did on 14 historic windows at the Vermont State House. I'll have a full post on the completed project with a photo portfolio coming soon. In the meantime, check out the article!
Greetings from the broadband black-hole that is Braintree, Vermont!
We moved from our beloved home in Vergennes at the end of September to a farm in Braintree. This move, offering terrific new opportunities for our family, came at the cost of other opportunities - namely, internet access!
Vermont has many areas where high speed internet is not available. This is an ongoing issue and while every politician in the Green Mountain State talks big about brining broadband to thedark, huddled masses, it is proving to be a slow process if not an elusive goal.
We've got dial-up now.... And that's all I'm going to say about that. I still check my email at the Library in Randolph which has high speed internet.
Bottom line, expect fewer updates to the website and Facebook pages. On the flip side, with fewer chances to get online, I'll have more time to work on windows... which, of cource is the reason I got into this busines anyway.
Be well and Happy Thanksgiving!
The public radio news service, The Environment Report featured a story on window restoration as it relates to one couple's efforts to create the nation's oldest net-zero energy home (one that produces more energy than it consumes).
Instead of replacing their 110 year old windows, they opted to restore them and create a learning experience at the same time. They invited a local window restoration expert to use their house and it's windows as a classroom where people could come and learn the craft.
Windows restored - valuable skills taught - embodied energy preserved!
It's a great story and you can listen to it here:
Stay tuned for notes for the field and the shop as I post updates on current projects, talk about techniques for restoring and maintaining your windows and offer tutorials on ways you can save yourself money and the environment while keeping the windows that have served your building for many years.