That’s us. Well, not really, but it’s taken longer that I like for us to come close to finishing the bar. We’ve now got the structure in place, the bar and wall fully plastered and primed, and even have some first coats of paint on the trim parts. We’re not really satisfied with the texture of the finish of the top, but I think that a couple more coats should solve the problem with that.

Then, of course, is the problem of the wall. It seems that the wall-colored paint we have that the previous owners stored in the basement is a few shades off from what the walls actually look like. We will not only have to paint the areas that have been plastered, but also the entire wall to all the seams. It’s quite an obvious difference, so we have to go floor-to-ceiling with it and corner-to-corner. With all that painting to be done, we might as well change the color. Once that’s all done, I’ll take a “final” picture and post it up here.

I’m really just a slacker for not blogging anything in the last couple of weeks, but I truly have been busy.

No! Really!


We’ve ripped out our bar counter top. Yep. Not even in the house two months and we’ve destroyed a surface. What we’ve done, though, is make the kitchen area feel so much larger. We’re just going to cap off the knee wall with a flat board and make “mini bar” of only 11″ inches wide or so. It’s our first remodeling project. The new sink doesn’t count…

Right now, though, it’s not done – just demolished. We couldn’t find the right lumber to finish the job. Hopefully, we’ll be done by Monday night and I’ll get some good pictures of the finished project.

Hopefully, I won’t be like Mike and not post ANY of the final result pictures of our kitchen remodel.. hint, hint!

A New TV

Soon will be delivered a new TV. Possibly Friday. We’ve decided to go with Samsung this time based on the recommendation of several friends. It’s going to be a nice 7-series model that’s 46″ this time. Funny – they don’t carry a 42″… Oh, well… I’ll just have to live with it.

Anyhow it’s supposed to be delivered on Friday during the day.

All Fired Up

Having done nothing recently on the photography business at all, Laura and I attended a seminar last night: the “I Shoot People” tour. I have to say it was AWESOME! I was so fired up that I volunteered to be the one to create the albums for our customers. Go figure. Laura was the one who wanted to do that! She says I’m not stepping on her toes, so maybe she’ll feel more free to help me with less of a burden of stress on her shoulders.

We also picked up some great business advice on how to avoid bad things in the business and how to appropriately price our services. All in all, it was the best seminar I’ve attended yet.

Now all we need are some customers!