W.A. Coolidge Company is a full service construction company serving the Seacoast of New Hampshire, Maine, and Northern Massachusetts. The owners, Wayne A. Coolidge and Wendy A. Wentworth Coolidge have been partners for over 30 years. We specialize in high quality residential and commercial building, renovations, and restorations.
The Coolidge Company is about flexibility, innovation, and results. Our company will focus on your precise wishes in order to deliver cost-effective solutions to any project. We strive to offer superior quality by using and overseeing the best and reliable subcontractors and suppliers in the area. We believe that every project that we undertake will be completed within a timely fashion as if it was our personal home. We offer first class craftsmanship and attention to detail from start to finish. We want to make your dream project a reality along with providing a fun and memorable experience.
A front deck, like this farmer's porch, adds dimension and curb appeal to your home. It also creates an awesome hangout spot! (Dover, NH)
One Roll or Two?
By: Wayne Coolidge
What is going on in the world? It is getting scary. First, I keep getting phone calls and texts saying that my social security number has been compromised and suspended and that there are cops on the way to arrest me! Then, there is a threat of a pandemic disease that will eventually befall us all. The world economy is collapsing all around us, more and more each day. Forget about watching sports to pass the time– because every major sport has been suspended or cancelled. Then to top it off, I can’t buy toilet paper anywhere!
I had heard about the run on toilet paper (no pun intended), but I thought it was all media hype. That was until my youngest daughter, who lives 3 hours north of us, called the other day and said there was no toilet paper in any of her local stores. The same day, I told that story to a client and she confirmed it was true here also. She just had to order tp online from Target. What? That’s crazy. I looked at a job yesterday with a repeat client and rather than offering me a coffee or a snack – she offered me some toilet paper. No joke!! In hindsight, I probably should have taken her up on her generous offer!
What happens if we won’t be able to order tp online– what is our next option? Wendy and I did a lot of canoeing and camping in our early days and had to resort to nature on a few occasions. I guess that will be the last resort. You walk into the woods to find the biggest, thickest, and most tender leaf you can find. The problem right now is that the trees haven’t even started budding yet, so that means we need to ration what supplies we have on hand. I have created an Excel spreadsheet based on two peoples’ needs. We have 12 rolls of Charmin toilet paper, each with 426 2-ply sheets per roll. Based on an average of using 60 sheets per day, we can last 85 days before running out. Worst case scenario- that should give us enough time for the trees to blossom. Of course, if we have any guests that need to use our facilities- that will throw off my whole algorithm!
Some friendly advice if you do need to resort to using Mother Nature’s bounty for tp: do not grab the low lying greenish, shiny leaves of three! Even if they are close by and handy to grab! Try sitting still in a canoe after a few hours of using those…
I can see the black market starting to thrive. You walk down a dark alley and you hear, “pssst, hey, over here.” You walk over to the shady character and ask, “You got the stuff?” He replies, “Yah man, one roll or two?”
Recent Job: Renovation Project
You never know what you will discover hidden under a ceiling, floor, or in a wall during construction. Like this home, imagine how delighted the owners were to find beautiful beams hidden in the ceiling, which we incorporated into the new ceiling!
Tip of the Month: February
Utilize space between joists in your basement or garage. Attach wire shelving underneath the joists and find storage bins to fit perfectly in between. A cheap and easy solution for extra storage!