Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tearing Out The Hardwood

Kitchen Floor Before

Finally the day has come when the work starts on the kitchen! The kitchen has been basically a closed off wasted space since we moved in. It became our junk storage room were all the miscellaneous boxes, tools, and whatever…

Watching Paint Dry

Porch Before

If I had a choice between watching paint dry or watch the London Olympics opening ceremony, I would choose watching paint dry. What the heck was that!? It seemed to start off with a plot and a purpose but got…

Whats All White And Has 8 Legs?

Well Kumo and her new bff of course! Barry’s son and fiancé, mainly the fiancé fell in love with Kumo and has been after Barry’s son to let her get a “Kumo” dog. I found one at a shelter last…

A Little This, A little That

Haven’t started working on the kitchen as of yet but we managed to get a couple of things done. The most important thing that was accomplished was getting my studio area setup and unpacked. No work means no pay for…

Don’t Neglect Your House

I’ve been trying to get my studio back up and running so I can get back to work and get the money rolling back in. Sunday afternoon Barry and I ran to Home Depot for a couple of odds and…

How to Polish A Turd

No matter what you may have heard or read, you really can polish a turd! Or at least come pretty close to disguising it. I meant to make this post a couple of weeks ago but I ran out of…

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Barry and I moved to a section of Chicago that is 99% black. It’s got a pretty bad history and reputation. It’s called Maywood but everyone calls it murderwood. It’s really not as bad as people make it out to…

Honey, I’m home!

We finally have internet again so here is my first update since moving into our new house. So far we’ve been in the new house for just a little over a week. Getting to this point required more sweat and…