THE RESTORATION – EPISODE ONE
Sam sat in his pickup truck. Before him was his next restoration project. The house was old, a hundred years or more. The paint was mostly long gone, and what little remained showed that the previous painters had not scrapped adequately. The result made the house look pockmarked. The Victorian gingerbread was intact, though badly in need of care. At least Sam wouldn’t have to manufacture replacements. The surrounding vegetation grew wild, tall and thick, as if to shield the house from the modern world. A neglected and overgrown holly bush shaded and encroached on one corner of the porch.