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




Well its been busy here in Paris for the Daniel family. David and Judy sold their house and have to be out by tomorrow…so we put off our frame shop move and helped them get everything out of the Fitzhugh house. Its crazy how much stuff you can accumulate over about 30 years. They’ve been living in their new house for like 6 months but the old house still looked like someone could be living there. It was pretty interesting getting to see some of the old stuff they still had… I got a few dresses from Judy that she wore in the 60’s…they are really cute but they make me look pregnant…so they are going to become pillows in the loft ☺ We did get to move some stuff for the frame shop...we have moulding and equipment there now so its starting to look like it might be a business!
It’s been raining almost every day the past weekend and the end of last week so I haven’t been able to mow the yard and we were starting to look like the white trash of the block, so I made up my mind yesterday to mow. When I got off work I went over to Larr and Christi’s to watch Sophia while Ace and Christi went to the movies, at this point in the day it was bright and sunny and I just knew I was finally going to get to mow. But, I kid you not, right when I started to get ready to leave it started pouring! Just my luck huh…So today I knew I was going to mow…nothing was going to stop me. But this morning I had to take my car to the shop because of a flat tire. I got off work..it was sunnyish…Joe took me back to the dealership, I got in the car and right when I put it in drive….guess what...its started POURING!!...for about 2 minutes…
So I went ahead with the mowing. Like I said…nothing was going to stop me. It was horrible…and a little bit embarrassing…the neighbor was sitting on his front porch the whole time and I just know he was laughing. I literally had to mow the yard twice…once to get the grass short enough that the mower would actually go without stalling and then the second time to get it short and even. An hour and about a mile later (according to my trusty pedometer) I was finally done…with the front yard. I was to tired and sweaty to do the back yard so I went and took a shower and now here I sit with my Alba Organics Deep Sea Facial Mask on and The Wonder Years playing on the TV.
Tomorrow we are going to start finishing up on all the painting we have left to do at the shop and this weekend we will be moving….or at least that’s what I keep telling myself…my grand opening was going to be March 15th remember…


Sophia and Aunt Kee

Here I am with Sophia! Hasn't she grow up so much! She is about 6 months old now and I don't think I could love that little girl anymore!! She is absolutley adorable!! She is starting to laugh and smile now. Joe and I went to dinner Larr, Christi and Sophia and after we were done eating I stood her up between Joe and me and she kept turning to try and look at Unc Joe. She has such a cute smile!! :) Anyways....just thought I would share the picture. :D


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