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What to preserve and what to demolish?

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When restoring any house there are treasured objects like a homemade house number sign that can be saved, framed, and mounted on a wall or maybe even turned into a sculptural conversation piece. But how do you save the bang of the screen door and the memories that sound holds?

My struggle with energy efficiency

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Incandescent light suits my house and me. Its warm amber-like glow says “home” each evening. It draws me in where I always find safety and comfort, and then it somehow makes the darkness of night outside seem much darker. There is┬árest and security even in a single bulb.

Better than television

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Every good house has a special place. It is difficult to define, and yet you know when you are there because it mysteriously draws you to itself. My house has this corner. Mr. Elliot built a shelf there to hold his police scanner. He would sit, listen, and look out.