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“T”

When you apply for a renovation permit from l’arrondissement du Sud-Ouest, or the Southwest Borough of Montreal, the document you eventually receive and  must  then post in your window displays a big, green “T.” If you’re thinking in English, no handy signification … Continue reading

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Santa Stymied

Taking the chimney down wasn’t really on my Christmas to-do list. Patricia’s logic was unassailable, though. If the chimney were taken down on the first and second floors, what was left of it in the basement could save us money. … Continue reading

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Thirty Feet of Brick

However far you must go for bricks, Whatever they cost a—piece or a pound, Buy me enough for a full-length chimney, And build the chimney clear from the ground. Robert Frost, “The Kitchen Chimney” The masons who worked for the builder … Continue reading

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