The new going up part is a new blog header
and also new is my office. You should be able to smell the paint.
Halfway through the kitchen remodel, I decided I need one finished clean room.
A place to retreat and get a break from all the mess
I live in the houses that I remodel and then sale, usually for about three years.
Slowly I am working my way up in equity, house after house. I have nearly reached my goal. I started at nothing so many years ago. It has been years of hard work.
there was once a door to the kitchen where this bookcase is now. I never could figure out why this room had a door to the kitchen and one to the main hallway.
So I closed off one door and it provided room for more cabinets in the kitchen.
The plan for the bookcase is to find more really cool old cigar boxes for the shelves. I will post that project when it's finished.
Today, I will hang some pictures and decorate this room a bit more. For right now I am enjoying a clean finished room
This house I am working on is small. Even though it is small, it was two weeks before I realized there was an extra closet in this room. When the door to the room is open, it completely hides the closet. It was a nice little surprise.
this is the old coming down part - Shelby in the Sycamore tree
last week this tree was damaged in a wind storm and since it has some disease issues, I decided it was time for it to come down.
Most of the projects and home remodel I take on myself but I know when to call for help on the projects that are too big for me. Shelby and his dad are my guys who come over whenever I get myself in a pickle or need some extra muscle. They always just shake their heads at me, they used to think I was too old and too female to be doing this work. They know better now.
Thanks to everyone who has emailed me about this last journal. Yes, that is a read record I added for a page. The record was cut in half using a box cutter and I punched the binding holes with my heavy duty binding machine.
The past couple of journals, I have been adding blog post pictures to the pages and I am going to continue doing that with this one.
A journal that is just about blog posts is a good themed journal.