Daughter Sally is working for GreenRose Enterprises, a rehab and design firm in Glen Ridge, NJ. She wears a number of hats on the job; GreenRose's blog, CominUpRoses, is one of her tasks. I'm so happy Sally is going to contribute her brains, creativity, good taste, and hard work in the cause of (re)creating lovely, comfortable old houses. Speaking strictly as an amateur, this is one of the best jobs in the world. I "fixed up" a couple of old houses to make them more liveable for the family. The tasks were impelled by necessity but wound up giving us pure delight. I didn't do all of the work--only some. There were carpenters and plumbers and furnace men and electricians and chimney sweeps around the house, too--in various combinations and at different times. I also made numerous trips to the DCRA (for the endless permits), the bank, Home Depot, Restoration Hardware, and other fleshpots.
If you click on the blog link above, you can read some of their first posts. It's all very exciting! Congratulations and good luck to Steve Moran and Ken Malian on their fine endeavor! And congratulations for being smart enough to hire Sally!!