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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.
This ship's wheel was custom made of Azek and installed outside of the window of a beach house by Wayne Coolidge. (Hampton Beach, NH)
By: Wayne Coolidge
Donald Trump recently said he needed more pressure from his shower head, “Because my hair, I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect.” As silly as that statement sounds- I get it. Every morning for the past 30 years, I spent a lot of time getting my hair to be perfect. With the right shampoo, a blend of mousse with freeze-n-shine and brushing, I achieve a hair style that stays in place from morning to night.
One of the keys to maintaining this perfection is not to let my hair get touched. Which means adhering to rule #1: NO wearing hats. The risk of hat hair is out of the question!
Just to pick on me, Wendy would walk by and tussle the top of my head. This inevitably ended with stern words, a warning, and a dirty look. It even became an issue with my grandchildren. “Grandpa, what will you do if I touch your hair?” they would ask. To which I would reply, “I will bite you.” The kids often went running off with teeth marks.
Even my opponents in softball would tease me, as I was the only player without a hat. Bob Dawber would yell over before a game, “hey, nice hair”. Then after the game he would tease, “Not even a hair out of place.” It was not always easy to maintain such perfection, but it was worth it.
Then COVID hit us. Hair salons were shut down and there were rumors of them not opening again for a year. What? This was a disaster! I struggled to maintain my composure and style for a month and then it just became overwhelming. My spirit was broken, and I gave up. Then the strangest thing happened, my hair started curling. The longer it got, the curlier it got. Soon my morning routine was to wet my hands and run them through my hair. Voila- done for the day. Rain, wind, hats, it did not matter. The more abuse the better.
Then salons opened back up and I was in a quandary. Should I cut my hair and go back to my fail-safe routine or stay with my new carefree, COVID hair. Half the people I saw would say, “When are you going to get a haircut?”. The other half would say, “Wow, I like your curls”.
When I considered the time I saved each morning with hair preparation, my grandkids not being afraid of me, and the look in Wendy’s eyes when she runs her fingers through my hair and plays with the ringlets… the choice was easy. COVID hair is here to stay!
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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: October
Make a cleaning schedule. Do you have a hard time finding time to do housework? Try making a schedule of things that need to get done on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Put the items in your calendar, in order of priority. When the event comes up, treat it as a true appointment, instead of putting it on the back burner. In no time, you will be on a regular schedule and your home will always be sparkling!