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Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Christy Lynn



HOME New Fireplace IMG_0718.jpg
IN EARY JANUARY, just as temperatures were dropping to single digits and below, we finally had our new roof insulated and our new woodstove cranking. While still sitting in a completely unfinished space, we reveled in the comforts that progress allowed. Below, the original central chimney, beyond repair. Independent photos/Christy Lynn

MIDDLEBURY — Last summer, my husband Sam and I finally decided to jump in with both feet on the house we had been renting. We bought the house and began a process that could be compared to giving an 85-year-old a facelift.

It started with demolition on the half of the house that we had been renting to another tenant and hadn’t seen any major work for at least 50 years.

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