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



Paris Pop Quiz

Where is this in Paris??
I took this today during the wind/dust storm so thats why the sky is that weird color!

Well we started at 8:00 this morning...And the right mezz is gone!!! The left is almost gone but the staircase is still there so we cant pull it all down yet. We are working again tomorrow and the carpenter is going to be coming back. You can see him working in the first picture. He's got the wall framed out and just has to put in the swinging door, the pocket door, and all the sheetrock, soundboard and insulation stuff(probably not in that order but what do I know)...Its starting to really look like something there instead of just a mess of junk!!!



Here are the pictures I promised!
Almost done!!


This month so far...

Well I’ll keep the post really short tonight but just thought I would put in a quick update!
We’ve been really busy this month so far…I’ve got a new job (not the same one as the interview) and so I’ve been settling into that. And tonight at 8:55 we finished pulling up the floor and moving it all into the pile in the middle of the floor!!! I didn’t take any pictures tonight because we were tired and just ready to get home. We have a carpenter coming in on Saturday to start building all the walls and moving the right staircase to the left staircase so that the left staircase will come all the way from the loft to the business since the mezzanines will be out by Saturday (he needs the lumber to build the walls). After this week Joe and I won’t know what to do with ourselves!! Pretty much everything left to do downstairs is going to be done by a contractor. The carpenter is also bringing a planar (assuming I spelled that right…) which will sand down the planks of wood so we can lay them down and refinish them. I’ll try and get some pictures and get them up tomorrow. I’ll make a longer post about the new job and all the other boring stuff that’s been going on later…for now…I’m tired!! (And the fruit thing is going better...I had a kiwi tonight!!)


Floor Pictures

Well here are the pictures I promised!
You can tell the progress by the air conditioner, it didn't move from picture to picture.

And the job interview went great....but I'm going to turn it down if they offer it to me. There were just to many negatives to it. 1st - I would have to quit the ambassador's club (we go to all the ribbon cuttings and grand openings around town). 2nd - I wouldn't be able to go back to school (they let the last girl go when she wanted to go back). 3rd - I would feel REALLY REALLY guilty when I quit here in a few years to work at the frame shop/photography studio (they want to hire someone who will "retire here" I'm only 23...I'm not ready to be in the job I'm going to retire in). 4th - NO benefits (selling insurance to other people but I wouldn't get any benefit its) Oh well...It would probably be a great place to work but it just wont work for my goals.

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

Mahatma Gandhi    

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