A series of entries designed to capture the ongoing adventures of NINA! See how we came to be where we are today, and follow along as we enter the new century of social media!

Happy Holidays!

David
News
12/22/2021

Our neighbors down the hall put up a Christmas tree in the hallway, brightening my day.



The rest of Sargeant Street and all of Woodland Drive

David
Safe Growth
12/20/2021

It got even worse when I went down Woodland Drive.  Ashley Street will be next, but before that we’ll be talking to Hartford’s Department of Public Works about signage and how it’s replaced.  I’m also wondering why Woodland Drive, an entirely residential cul-de-sac marked in a couple of places to drive slowly and to watch out for kids, has a speed limit of 25 miles per hour.



More on the street signs

David
Safe Growth
12/17/2021

Another block down Sargeant Street, and more signs that need replacement.  At least the fire hydrants have been re-painted.



Taking down some trees at the Plimpton House

David
847 Asylum Avenue
12/16/2021

Unfortunately, some of the trees around the Plimpton House were not doing so well, in fact they were dying, and we made the sad decision to remove them before they became a hazard to us and to our neighbors.  Grimshaw, a great and dedicated company, did a tremendous job, and they will re-purpose as much of the wood as they can.

In the stump on the big old oak tree that was along the driveway, they found a metal rod deep within the tree.  They think it was a fence post, but if it was, it pre-dates the fence that is currently there by many, many years.



An award from Fresh Start Pallet Products

David
12/10/2021

Our friends at Fresh Start Pallet Products had their annual holiday celebration today, and as part of that event they recognized NINA with their 2021 Community Partner Award.  We have been working with Fresh Start Pallet Products since 2020, when they prepared the fancy woodwork trim for the gables at 86 and 88 Hawthorn.  They also prepared the fancy woodwork for the gables at 80 and 82 Hawthorn, but for these houses they also prepared the front doors.

Fresh Start is right here in Veeder Place, two floors and a building length away from us, and they do tremendous work.  You can see what they do for yourself, and we suggest you drop by their online shop while you’re there.



Finishing touches

David
80-82 Hawthorn Street
12/7/2021

Some finishing touches on the houses.  They’re about to be on the market.  Also, some shots of the primary bedroom in 82.  Apparently, I have a thing for certain angles in this room, especially on a sunny day, and I was challenged to take a different shot of the room.  I think I pulled it off!



Carpeting at 80 Hawthorn

David
80-82 Hawthorn Street
12/4/2021

The carpet crew was here on a Saturday, and we may go to market as early as next week.



The sun shines in at 82 Hawthorn

David
80-82 Hawthorn Street
12/3/2021

Stained glass + sunshine = happiness.



Progress at 80 Hawthorn

David
80-82 Hawthorn Street
11/15/2021

It’s really coming together!  I’m starting to think we might have it on the market soon.



Some exteriors of the Plimpton House

David
847 Asylum Avenue
11/15/2021

I’m still getting a feel for how to photograph this house:  always back lit, but even on a “dull matte” day like to day it’s still in a harsh light.  I did get some fun shots, though.



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