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



Loft Update

Well we now have 9 squares out of 16 done! So only 7 left!! And they are all at least 50% done so we don’t have much more to do!! Salivation Army is supposed to move out of the bottom floor the 1st week in October so we will finally get to start getting the place ready to move the business! I think Joe is more ready for that than anything else! He has to drive a little bit to get out to work now and it’s a small area to work, and while his grandfather worked wonders in those small areas, Joe and I just can’t figure out how he was able to do it!! Joe was supposed to start pulling bricks out of the windows, but he had to put it off because he is getting so much business right now and he has to get frames done! Besides it’s ACTUALLY Raining!!! So he couldn’t do anything right now anyways!! Its been so long since we had a good rain! And this one has actually lasted at least 30 mins now! Much better than the 30 second rain we got like a week ago. I’m supposed to go talk to Mike Taylor today about how much it’s going to cost to get windows put in. Hopefully it wont be to much more than we are expecting and we can get at least two put in within the next two or three weeks. Once we are finished scraping the floor Joe has to sand them, and we have to get some kind of ventilation before he gets all that dust flying around! I’m going to try and get a few more pics of the loft today and if I do I’ll post them tonight. Not much to see other than a few squares with floor scattered all over them, but I like taking pictures of the progress!! I’m already planning the scrapbook!! :D


Paris in the evening

I took this picture a few nights ago during the full moon and just thought I would share it with everyone. Just for the history for Mirk and Dan....since the city was named after Paris, France a much smaller version of the Eiffell Tower (standing 65' tall) was constructed. In 1998 a cowboy hat was added to it to make it "Texan."


Loft Work

Here are some more pictures!!!
Last week we got a lot done and then during the weekend i swept it all up.
We also did a little bit of work on the front.


Little Visitor

He was waiting for us in front of the door when we got home tonight.
Anyone know what kind it is? No Joe didnt kill it.....he just pushed it out into the yard and towards the neighbors... :)


Story of our life!

Well Josiah decided to take a shot at the sign...I've been ready for it to come down for a while. So on Sunday Joe climbed up on top of the awning...and went to work! We mainly wanted to find out if the brick behind the sign was painted or not. Well Joe was able to pull the away from the wall and didn’t see green so we got a little excited because we thought he was seeing brick. But no....here is what we found........

Yes...ANOTHER SIGN!!!!! :( Another stinking sign!!! We only took down enough to expose the "O" and were just so frustrated we just went ahead and put everything up and went home....So there it is...the story of our lives.....nothing is as easy as you think its going to be...there will always be something else...
Oh well....I'll just have to complain a little bit more to get Joe to get the second sign down :D


Floor Pictures

Here is a link to the floor pictures :)
Only a week after they were promised :D

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