Simplifying: Who knew it could be so much work?

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“Stepping beyond the confines of your comfort zone will call on you to dig deeper into yourself than you have up to now; to dare to accomplish things which have no guarantee of success and to trade the “fine and good” for an experience of life that is far better, deeper, richer and infinitely more gratifying to your spirit.” ~Margie Warrell, Find [Read More…]

Reviving Lime Mortar: A Stone Foundation's Best Friend

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I am coming to the end of a long-term project involving the stone foundation that supports our early-1890’s home. Looking around the city where I live, many 19th Century era stone foundations, and many brick homes and chimneys as well, are in dire need of repair, ours being no exception. Originally bound together with a mixture of locally-sourced fired-limestone, sand and water, the joints between [Read More…]