First, get to the office, call your
blacksmith and check on the
handmade nails you've ordered.
Next, check to see if your custom-
made leaded casements are going
to be done on time. Then, drive to
the site and make sure your handscarfed
clapboards are being installed
right. But before you take lunch, see
if you've gotten any calls on that
17th-century saltbox you've got
packed in a truck in your backyard.
These are just some of the tasks that
fill the average day of Brian Cooper.
He is the founder of Early New England
Restoration, now in its thirteenth
year. Early New England
Restoration specializes in dismantling
antique homes that are slated for
demolition, and assembling them