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



Things go as planned?

Well I orignally started this post on 8.29 and istead of trying to pick up were I left off, I just thought I would start over! :)
So here goes....lets see if I finish this time!

Things go as planned....isn't that a nice Concept?? Well thats all it is...a concept. Last week I had planned on coming home and writing a post about a trip we took out to the land fill (that post will still be coming), but when I pulled up to the house I noticed the sidewalk was all wet and Joe's car was parked pretty crooked and his door was still open. Then I walked in the front door and found water standing in the entry way! Apparently sometime during the day one of our toliet supply lines broke and flooded parts of the house!! Joe had found out because his mom called him to let him know that the mailman called to let us know water was flowing out of our house. He knew our neighbors which know Judy and knew where she worked. Now I know what some of yall are thingking..."Kari, dont you work with your mother-in-law....why didnt she tell you since you were just in the office above her?" Well the answer is...my Mother-in-Law knows me well enough to know that I would have freaked out and speed all the way home crying...so she called Joe and just let him handling my crying when I got home :) So I grabbed the camera took some pictures and called the insurance company. Luckly we did have water damage coverage and were able to get all the damages covered. Now we just have to pull up all the lamiate and decide what we want to do.... Course thats all easier to say than actually do. I'm almost done pullling up the floor and we still havn't decided for sure...do we just relay new laminate or stain the concrete and lust put down big rugs...since we are still trying to sale the house anyways.

I would post the pictures I took but I dont know hot to resize them with any of the programs I have on this Mac...as long as I've had this thing you would think I could something as simple as resize a picture! :) Oh well....

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

Mahatma Gandhi    

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