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Everyday Education: This Old School Needs Some Extensive Work


Last updated 10/8/2018 at 4:20pm

I’m sure at least some of you have tuned in to the Public Television show “This Old House” at some time or another. Basically, it’s a show that follows a group of handymen as they rehab old houses. As is often the case, renovations are a tricky business, a lesson I learned working with a contractor over a number of summers during high school and for some time afterwards.

Once the sheetrock is knocked down, you realize the wiring is frayed because the mice decided the insulation would make for a nice bed, or you discover there’s been an old water leak and the floor joists have be...

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