2016 Country Dreams Adventure Created by Lori M Perry 

May 25, 2017

The concrete gods have singled us out for rainy weather whenever the cement contractor is scheduled. The same crew that poured the basement arrived bright and early. After adding lots of gravel to the garage and front porch area, the concrete was poured. Done right, it...

May 24, 2017

Another Amish crew started the roof early in the morning. Fortunately, it was fair weather with little wind. The roof was completed by early afternoon. In bright sunlight, the grey shingles have a bluish cast. 

At the same time, Mike Daughenbaugh (MDS Heating and C...

May 22, 2017

Preparing for a move is an overwhelming task. Since my mom's passing in 2015, I have fretted about what to do with her doll collection. These dolls were precious to her and she often asked me what would happen to them. I assured her I'd do the right thing. Following se...

May 21, 2017

The rain started fairly early and lasted most of the day, which was no problem for us. The spinach, beets, onions, garlic and lettuce are coming up nicely in the garden and no doubt appreciated a thorough watering. Al wanted to finish the radon system today so the roof...

May 20, 2017

Today was set aside for clean-up. Thankfully, a dumpster was delivered. Out here, we're able to burn (within reason) without having a visit from the fire department along with a $500 fine. We had a nice little fire going, taking care of fresh wood scraps from construct...

May 19, 2017

A beautiful day, but very windy. Later in the afternoon after the plumbers had gone for the day, Al decided to continue his installation of a passive radon system. The  PVC vent pipe is sealed into the gravel layer under the basement slab and runs from the basement int...

May 17, 2017

The Amish workers continue to amaze us.  In one day, a crew of 4 installed 1" foam board around the house, along with adding all windows and three entry doors. The work was done flawlessly. The French doors leading to the greenhouse are not yet on site. In the middle o...

May 9, 2017

 A crew of Amish carpenters completed framing the exterior walls in one day.

We are able to visualize the doors and windows. But most importantly, the views from all sides are magnificent, more beautiful than we expected. We placed the house in a perfect spot. When a ca...

May 9, 2017

Our dear friends Dan and Vilma O'Neill are breeders of Rhodesian Ridgebacks.  Their beautiful dog Sojie gave birth to five adorable puppies on March 17.  Friends Nancy Ziesmer and Kathy Long joined me on the short trip to Canfield to visit the puppies before they go to...

May 7, 2017

Starting today, Everhard Road is the detour for 38th Street. The traffic was heavy, the beginning of a long nightmare of

getting in and out of our subdivision An article in The Repository last year revealed that resurface and repair of Everhard Road will begin in 2018....

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