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DOT saves the day

Do you ever say or write something and wonder if it’s the first time in the history of the world that it’s been said or written?  The title of this post is one of those phrases.  In my last post I wondered if we’d ever encounter success having the tree that fell near our yard cleaned up.  After too much time on the phone with various government agencies, the North Carolina DOT finally relented and showed early this morning to remove the tree:

Yes, I took the photo out of my upstairs window because, yes, NC uses old-fashioned inmate labor to keep our roads clear.  8 dudes, 1 backhoe, 1 dump truck and a chainsaw made quick work of it.  Many thanks to the secretary at the local DOT yard who graciously received all of my annoying phone calls.

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  1. Patricia Scolnik #

    Dear Reed and Wheezie – My dear friend Carol Green sent me the link for this blog since she knows that I love anything to do with gardens, old houses and nesting in general. I, too, live in Hillsborough on St. Mary’s Rd. and I am going to not only follow your blog but hopefully see it all in person on a Historical Christmas Tour in the near future! You MUST visit Nancy Goodwin’s garden (Montrose) right up the street from you this coming Saturday. She has a fall open house and it’s quite a treat. Maybe we’ll meet up soon around town – at the Nickel or soon to be open Public House of the Mystery. SO HAPPY you’re here! If there’s ever anything I can do to make you feel more comfortable in Hillsborough, just give me a quick e-mail and I’ll be happy to help. Patricia

    September 30, 2012
    • jrh #

      Hi Patricia – Thanks so much for your kind note and your interest. Part of our motivation for moving here was to find a sense of community, and we’re thrilled to discover it actually exists! We’re asking everyone around town to bear with us as we slowly breathe some new life into this place. We will definitely make a point of visiting Nancy Goodwin’s garden on Saturday, and I do hope that we’ll be able to meet soon.

      September 30, 2012


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