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I’m Back with Building Permits in Hand

September 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Our company has left, weddings are over, our social events have tapered off, so I am back to blogging again.  My biggest news is that as of Thursday, August 28, we have our building permits.  It was a long, hard struggle, but we have them, and it’s full steam ahead.  But wait…a new hurdle!  We just received notice that we can no longer access our Home Equity Account; the one we were counting on to pay some of the contractors we have engaged and will be engaging.  So I am back pounding the pavement looking at other financing options.  I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but none have come to fruition yet.  On a happier note, I received the base pages for my scrapbook from Charlene last week and have finished one page with another well on the way.  These will go faster as I move through the book.  However, I have managed to misplace my camera (see what happens when you get a smaller purse), so pictures are going to be few and far between.  The plumber is working today in the tasting room, sooner than we expected.  Much of the irrigation is in thanks to Russell, Roger, Jim and Henry.  Russell was like “a dog on a bone” wanting to get at that vineyard and they accomplished alot.  We’ve had our share of tractor issues and may be upgrading soon (oh yeah, that money thing again).  We’re doing another tasting tonight at Urban Decanter for First Wednesday.  That will be a relief.  Pictures are of the irrigation and drain work and our Big 0 Birthday bash.

More of the same

July 11, 2008 Leave a comment

You haven’t heard from me much this week because it seems like there is not much new, but when I look back, that isn’t the case.  First of all, Darolyn and I, have been working almost daily on the kitchen cabinets.  The cabinets themselves, including the insides are done (Thank you, Darolyn).  And I have the doors and drawers about 2/3 done; two more days of painting, I think.  The once “built-in” that came out of the wall dividing what is now the tasting room, in once again “built-in” and ready to repaint.  (I think that is a project for Joyce H. because she is such a good detail painter.)  Speaking of painting, I manage to get more on me than on the project.  On Saturday, after a full day of painting inside the cabinets, I was covered.  In fact, two ladies at a garage sale, asked me if I got any on the walls.  And I still have paint in my hair from Saturday.  It looks like gray streaks.

We’ve also met with Dpmt. of Ag. about the pond.  He is really supportive and trying to avoid draining the pond.  RJ replaced the door to his shop.  Thanks Michael for the replacement door.  All the concrete has been framed for pouring.  I can’t wait for that.  The window boxes have been painted and are up.  Quite a bit of mowing and weed wacking has taken place on the fields.  RJ finished the trim in the bar area and I sanded it, ready for stain.

Tonight, we are pouring at Urban Decanter.  If you’re in the area, stop by.