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John Duke's Blog – February 2012 Archive (3)

Not fade away

Call it global warming if you like, or maybe climate change, but this has been an odd winter in Richmond. The only real snow of the year started last Sunday midday and came down in wet clumps for hours, sagging telephone wires and tree limbs. As we should have expected, the cabin neighborhood lost power. We've designated Gotham as our safe house in case of emergencies…


Added by John Duke on February 25, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments

Small places

Every day, it seems, there is more to see in the cabin. Mike has been helping with painting and other things, while Mr. Seals works on framing the windows and doors and on finishing, bringing definition to each small space. He has a base coat of clay on the walls. They are white now, so we have to squint to see their future color. Pale blue paint is going on in the den and russet brown added to the trim on the fireplace…


Added by John Duke on February 17, 2012 at 10:39pm — No Comments

From floor to ceiling

Ryan: "How soon do you want to move in?"

Darien: "Soon. Sometime between the fifteenth and the end of the month."

Ryan: "Of March?"

Darien: "No, of February."

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Added by John Duke on February 8, 2012 at 1:38am — No Comments

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