House sitting is a terrific way to create a little bit of money to cover the cost of moving from place to place. Since we will be in Portsmouth for roughly three weeks, we thought it would be a terrific opportunity to offer my services locally.
We are house sitting on Cape Cod until February 19th.
Going above and beyond the call of duty…
In addition to the fantastic tour provided by Danielle Jeanloz and Peter King who were clearly passionate about sharing Chatham’s history with us, Danielle followed up with an email to answer one of my questions.
My question had to do with the bricks the captain used to build his fireplace and basement with. While they would have to examine any document they have for reference to the bricks, they did find two tidbits online.
This led me to do a search of my own which turned up another fascinating detailed history of brick making in Massachusetts.
- History Myths Debunked: Revisited Myth # 54: Many houses and roads in America were built with bricks and stones carried here as ballast in the holds of ships.
- Budding Co: Interesting Looking Ballast Bricks
- BrickCollecting.com: New England Brick Company
- Official website
- Awesome craft tables.
They first caught my eye at the Cape Cod Art Museum gift shop. It was a table that the gift shop used to display artwork for sale. I got to wondering what kind of material it was because it was impossible to believe such “design” could exist in nature.
- Four days
- Repeat client
- Inquired about March 2020
- Verified review #8 on Rover
- First repeat assignment of 2020