Chapter 5, “Home in Pasadena,” is now available at the
While I try to avoid “meta” matters here, it has come to my attention
that the navigation of this
site is somewhat unclear.
Truth be told, I've been aware of the
awkwardness of the site navigation since I began Volume II, but I have
been at a loss as to how to streamline it and still maintain the
printed-page look that I have always felt was appropriate. This style
choice was acceptable in 1999, when this site began, because back then
most people were still accessing the Internet through a dial-up
connection, so my main concern was to provide simply-structured pages
that would load as quickly as possible.
Twelve years on, technology has obviated such concerns and plunged this
site into an advanced state of obsolescence, a decidedly un-Victorian
condition. I have thus instituted two changes, one large and one small.
The large change is that I have begun a blog to accompany this
Farm House Journal Blog.
This blog will carry the
updates that I formerly posted here on the home page, as well as more
in-depth posts regarding restoration techniques and the like with
richer media content than you have become accustomed to herein. The
small change is a reworking of all the Tables of Contents to clarify
the proper course through the text. With these changes, I hope to
provide an easier read here, and a more informative, entertaining
Enough with the meta already. As I mentioned at the top, Chapter 5,
“Home in Pasadena,” awaits you at
the link below.