I met our contractor Andy at the house this morning and we talked strategies and solutions for a lot of issues throughout the house. Smoothing walls, minor electrical fixes, appliance and cabinet installation, and door placements were some of the many things that came up. I notice a water leak in the upstairs near the rear chimney, and a litany of smaller issues.
One thing I was particularly interested in was the best method of removing paint from all the beautiful wood trim and doors in the house. Andy suggested I pick up a heat gun for the task (I’d never heard of one), since it would be less mess and fuss than chemicals. I dutifully wrote it on my shopping list, and Andy headed home after a long day.
Moments later, I went up to use the bathroom. Turning to look in the room’s closet, I once again noticed a lot of junk and tools left by the previous owner. I stepped closer to find a glue gun, and some other gun-like tool I’d never identified. You know where this is going: it’s a damned heat gun. Voila.
The Sullivan House, it seems, still has a few more tricks up its sleeve.