Heading for her morning walk at the Y, Marash Girl saw the man that she thought was the builder for the new duplex growing up next to the Y track. "Are those garages at the front of the house?" she asked the man that she thought was the builder. "Yes, I suppose so. I was just walking around looking at this structure. I'm a builder staying over there at the hotel, just taking a walk, and I saw this going up. I was surprised. All the lumber is helter skelter. In Cincinnati, I make sure that when my men are building a house, they put the lumber in neat stacks."
Ed from Cincinnati grew up on a 100 acre farm where they raised cattle, hay and corn. His father, now 93, gifted him 5 acres where he and his wife built a house and brought up their kids who are now in college. After eyeing the lumber from the construction of the new house going up on Richardson Street (see Marash Girl --http://marashgirl.blogspot.com/2013/05/through-chain-link-fence.html), Marash Girl took Ed for a tour of the Newton Corner mansions during which Ed pointed out many a detail (matching slate, non-matching grout, etc.) that would help date the structures. An instructive morning, and all before 7 AM.