Thursday, January 13, 2011

Welcome to the year of education!

Wow, what a finish to 2010, and a great start to 2011! The holiday season was full of wonderment and surprises, perfect for the lead into the new year which is beginning at a breakneck pace. Let me review... (insert Scooby Doo fade sequence here)

In November I answered an ad looking for some help milling lumber, which led to moving into a rehabilitated train depot built in 1880, resulting in a little extra income and an awesome place to move into. There is much more to this story but I'll wait a few months before releasing all of the details.

Forward to December where I met and talked to Roy Underhill about Roubo and train stations. He invited me to send him some more pictures of the depot, which I have not yet had the time to do. He and Bill Anderson were very supportive of the house and my plans to persue a  Historic Preservation degree.

Finally in January, school! I began my degree with full time classes in: Historic Carpentry, Historical Culture and Landscape, Architectual Drafting, Researching Historical Properties. These classes are so awesome and I spend everyday anxious to go back to school!

Daily routines have been once again uprooted and pressure is on to do well and still make enough money to survive, but I would truely have it no other way. Welcome 2011, year of education!


  1. Sounds exciting Dan, good luck with school and please share what you are learning with us all. Looking forward to more posts.

  2. Wow Dan! That all sounds fantastic - congratulations! I've thought about that same degree often - very cool! Keep us posted!


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