I remember hearing "Look for the Union Label" sung by women who made sewing clothes their livelihood. It's a song that makes a person feel patriotic and good about buying goods that are "Made in the USA." It seems strange that in my lifetime people have turned from buying a few quality clothing items for themselves, their children and family members at Christmas---items that can actually be handed down because the wool and cotton are of such high quality--to buying masses of clothing year round that is cheaply made and loses color and shape in but a few washings. The resurgence of all things vintage is proof that a certain sector of Americans want something better, and it starts with a focus on quality not bargain basement/"blowout" pricing. Let's pray that the worthy concept of taking the time to become skilled in a craft never die out. That's the true spirit of this country. --Rose
The state of Connecticut is very clear that certain disclosures must be made when selling a home. These are set forth in the following documents: Residential Property Condition and Disclosure Report and the Mold and Mold-Forming Condition Disclosure Form, along with the "Fact Sheet Mold in the Home: Health Concerns" sheet provided by the CT Department of Public Health. Given that mold is a constant problem in CT, as is radon, it is imperative that a buyer carefully look at the disclosures related to both prior to making an offer to purchase. These comprehensive reports cover seepage issues, drainage issues, structural problems, pest problems, heating and electrical problems--essentially proving the future homeowner with all of the information necessary to make an INFORMED decision. Waiving your right to know and buying a home "as is" will lead to the purchase of an endless MONEY PIT.