Monthly Archives: November 2015

the writing is on the walls

Our house has a bad reputation. It has been beaten and abused. It has had drugs sold off of its front porch and who knows where else. It’s the black sheep of the neighborhood. No more. Now it is loved. … Continue reading

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It has come to this.

There are no words………   from the girl who refuses to pee in the yard.

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The Secret Room

There is a room in our new/old house that I haven’t spoken of. It’s the attic. Yep, a third floor The house had me with the attic. It’s full of rafters, old wood, little alcoves, 2 little windows. super coolness. … Continue reading

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The Dignity Center

We have friends. Yes we have friends!! They run a ministry called Wear Gloves. Read more about it here┬áhttp://weargloves.org. Their mission is to partner with people to help people. Empowering distressed people to serve in their communities and right where … Continue reading

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Clean up

I have not worked on any construction sites. Who knew how important the clean up crew is? You can’t just be the talented person who knows how to build stuff or the designer who makes things beautiful. On the back … Continue reading

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Compromise or not?

The “Big House” has mostly the original windows. They are super gross but so cool at the same time. They are wood. They will all need to be removed and repaired, glass replaced where needed and keeping them has been … Continue reading

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Old House Approvals

When you buy an old house in an old neighborhood, there is something called a Preservation Board. You must get approval for any changes made to the exterior of your home. This includes an application, a fee (of course there … Continue reading

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The Birthday girl

My mom is the most self-less person I know. She has always put everyone before herself. I believe that “helper” will be the descriptive word beside her name. She always made sure that I was taken care of and loved … Continue reading

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The Chute

We have moved demo upstairs. There are 2 apartments, which includes 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, 5 rooms and a hallway that need attention. On the first floor, we have been filling up the wheelbarrow with the plaster and lath and … Continue reading

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Disclaimer

Last week when I showed you this ┬ácart full of 2 x 4’s from Lowes I think I might have given the wrong impression. It’s still exciting, and yes we are still moving forward with the 800 square foot apartment. … Continue reading

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