Dispatch from New Orleans: The polls have closed; the ayes have it

Written By: Kathy Price-Robinson - May• 13•08

We're opening the door on this New Orleans restoration.The polls are now closed on this question:

Would following the restoration of an 1870s Katrina-damaged home in New Orleans be interesting to readers of this blog?

The votes: Yes: 89%; No: 11%

The ayes have it by a landslide.

Ariane Wiltse, the homeowner, is also setting up a blog so she can chronicle her home’s progress in more detail than we can handle here.

This kind of reminds me of the 18-month-long Dream Home Diaries in the New York Times, which followed a Boston couple’s building of a $1-million dream home on a small island in Florida.

The difference here is that this is not a new home and Ariane doesn’t have $1 million. Her budget is more like a wing and a prayer. And all this makes for a more fascinating story, at least to me.

Thanks for voting. If you were among the 11% who indicated this story would not be of interest, I’d like to hear why you voted that way. What is your perspective?

As for the rest of you, welcome to this journey.

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