A lot has been happening recently with our home-building project. Matt and his crew have made great progress buttoning up the garage and nearly completing the entrance-way connecting the house and garage. Our geothermal work will commence shortly. Lori and I drove up to Hammond, NY to Vintage Doors to pick up our custom Craftsman style Spanish Cedar front door. The door is beautifully made and the people at Vintage Doors were a pleasure to deal with. They recommended we finish the door with Sikkens brand finish; we used a translucent flat finish that really brings out the beauty and richness of the wood. We eagerly look forward to the time when Matt is ready to install it. Meanwhile, it sits in the front parlor of our rented Owego home.