Brown Byrd House

10689 Mallard Lake Lane, Cottondale, Alabama, 35453, United States | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Cottondale

Nutley High School returns for good

A travel blog entry by petersalemme


... in effect created a dam which helped create the lake. On one of her visits down here, my wife Lois commented to me that I have an easy job (working with volunteers). I asked her why she thought that, since for me, it is sometimes difficult getting a fresh new batch of volunteers every Monday, training them to be experts by Friday in skills that many of them have never done, and then having them disappear and the new ...

Young Nak

A travel blog entry by petersalemme


... is, getting hooked on volunteering. Doesn't seem to be anyknown cure for the condition. I was overjoyed when I heard that we would be hosting some Korean speaking guests. I had the opportunity years ago, in 1980-81 to work and live in Seoul, South Korea. Met my wife at the time and brought her back to the US. I managed to pick up some Korean language, reading, writing and speaking- not much but some, ...

Back to work

A travel blog entry by petersalemme


... with the Mennonites, installed the kitchen cabinets and countertops and the tricky transition strips between the break in materials on the floor (where the tile meets the laminate). Since this home was built on a concrete slab, all the transiton strips had to be screwed to the concrete and then have the screw holes capped with plugs of the same material. We ...

Getting Mr. Bishop back home

A travel blog entry by petersalemme


Earlier this month, around June 3rd or 4th, we started interior demolition of Mr. Bishop's 65 year old wooden frame house. He had helped build the home when he was 20 years old. the City of Tuscaloosa was concerned with his welfare living in the home as it was and looked to Habitat to help out. The main concern was that the kitchen floor was falling through (the five generations of sheet vinyl was the ...

Back in Re-hab. . .

A travel blog entry by petersalemme


... homes and was looking for someone to help him. Donald Lang was buying old Victorian properties in Cambridge and turning them into condos. He was also remodelling a home for his new family. Donald's foreman was Bob Allen- a cranky old new-englander with a strong Boston accent. I learned more in the 6 months working with Bob than I did in the whole four years of apprenticing. One of the most exciting things ...


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