Thanks, Dis! I'm very much moved.
We put an offer on a house just tonight after INTENSE looking for over 2 months. It's a beauty...it will have not a stitch of flooring in it, will need paint inside and out, and a ton of work.
It's a huge diamond in the rough, and we're itching to make a thing of beauty from a shell. If our offer is accepted, and we actually buy this, I'll start a website for the progress.
We can't WAIT!
PS. Vermont rocks way hard. I went cruising in a cemetary the other day, just a small thing on a country road (they are ALL country roads!), and I saw a stone for a woman who died in 1777. All of the "s" letters were "f"s. Sleeping was spelled fleeping. There was a poem on the stone, still legible. It's not Britain and it's enormous history, but it's amazing that things from that long ago still stand in little patches of land scattered here and there.