checklist of home maintenance: New Year's Resolution: More Mileage from Our Homes - 01/02/12 08:53 PM
    When I read that Irv Gordon from Patchogue, New York, had logged almost 3,000,000 miles on his 1966 Volvo P1800, I thought that surely I had misread that number.  Three hundred thousand, yes, but 3,000,000?  I was not mistaken, and Irv attributes his car’s exceptional longevity to painstaking maintenance.
     With some facsimile of such discipline, our homes can also get great mileage.
     My home is celebrating its 278th New Year, having witnessed the American Revolution, the Civil War, two World Wars, the Depression, presidential assassination, and terrorist attack, along with the invention of electricity, indoor plumbing, technological wonders, … (2 comments)