Lisa Sheppard worked very hard to make this work in spite of deadline issues. She came to Walnut Court, crawled around (including under) the house to help us make a plan that would be acceptable to the commissioners for this most important first mothball COA. Most of the work on this was off of the clock for her -- late at night and early in the mornings. She put in the extra time to make sure it would happen for us quickly as a protection against further fines from code enforcement and to protect the property in its vulnerable state.
We were also helped out by our attorney, Chris Wickersham, who generously donated his time for this and our architect, Robert Porter, who also donated his time taking photos and giving his professional opinion about structural matters out of a desire to save historic structures. Both of them were at the meeting as well.
This world of ours can be changed with a little elbow grease.
Now, get out there and mothball a house all of you who are contemplating buying a house in this fire-sale economy. Save them. We did. You can too!