Header taken from "Messenger" - Art by Kurt Vonnegut

Well we've been open for a while now & already had our first Art Show. It was a great success & I can't wait to have more! We've got more cleaning up in the back half of the bottom floor that we should be finished with soon & then we can start on the top floor, again. Our goal is to remodel the small bathroom that is already upstairs, so that we can go ahead and move in! So in about 6 months, we should be living Downtown!!

The Loft
Before & After
Our Wedding



A Quick Take II: updated

We finally went to see a new movie at the theatre which happens to be a semi-controversial flick called, ‘The Da Vinci Code’. 'Why is THIS movie so controversial?' I was thinking throughout the movie. Ironically enough, I believe it is because it makes people question their faith, and ardent evangelical church members do not take too kindly to their brothers and sisters questioning what they believe. Still, ask someone why the Da Vinci code movie is so controversial and they'll most likely say because it depicts Jesus in an uncharacteristic light. If that was the case, no one but sadists, atheists and agnostics would go see this movie. It simply depicts Jesus in a different light. Can you not be human and divine at the same time, even if you’re the son of God? Is it against the rules? And who exactly makes these rules, God? Why is it so unrealistically unfathomable that Jesus might have sired children? Fact is, this movie does no more damage to faith in God, then does the 'The Lion King' or 'The Prophecy' movies.
Then there is the argument as someone last night pointed out, that if Jesus had sired children, then he wouldn't be the 'spotless lamb' that the bible claims him to be. -Who makes these rules?- Also, this person points out that the son of God, or God in human form would not have sired children because, 'what is the point?' Why would God want to have fathered a child, it seems unrealistic and unfathomable. I said, becuase he wanted to experience it, to which was said, that he is God, he is all knowing, he knows what it would feel like. So I let it be. Perhaps, what I should have said, is that God works in mysterious ways. WHAT a mystery, eh? Perhaps not if you are a true believer. Perhaps so, if you believe there is more to the bible then is told.

So what did I think of the movie? I thought it was really great; it seemed to really bring the book to life, which they followed remarkably close. Still, and as always, the book was much better.


Loft Pictures

Loft Pictures added to the photo galleries.


1 year!

We got to eat the top section of our wedding cake today in celebration of our 1 year anniversary!! Seems like only a couple of days ago! We went to the bridge today and it was almost as hot, but man the breeze would have been nice last year!!


It's Official!!

Closing was on Tuesday for the Old Swaim Hardware building! Hopefully the Salvation Army will be moving out soon so we can get to work on getting the downstairs ready for the Framing Studio and the upstairs ready for our loft!!

We went ahead and put a For Sale sign in the front yard! We are going to try and sale it ourselves first and maybe get a realtor later.

We went on the Loft Tours downtown this afternoon and I have become VERY excited about getting our future residence livable. I was nervous about the whole move at first but now that I have seen other people do it and have seen how much we can do I'm eager! There really is SO MUCH we can do!! Joe is Really excited about refinishing the floors. The original wood is still there!!
One person had a deck on the roof just like what I want so I know it can be done!! A few others had a sun room type thing which we can do in the back room once we unbrick all the windows! I will of course get pictures of the loft once we start cleaning it up and stuff and post them on here for everyone to see!


Happy Mother's Day

Hope all you mother's had a great mother's day!


Wedding Gallery

I started the wedding photo gallery
Look along the left to find it!


Then & Now

Well here ya go!!
Before & After Pictures of our House!

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"

Mahatma Gandhi    

Plastic Bags Consumed This Year

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge