Thursday, July 19, 2012

No more nightmares

I've been kind of absent from my blogging. I've had a lot on my mind. I will say, I've had had my fill of plumbers, painters and all contractors. It started out with getting a plumber to hook up a washer and dryer. It started out 500.00 maybe a little more with the 1st guy. Found a guy to do it for 300.00 and did a so so job, bills not happy with it. Then finding a house painter....... Big fiasco. but, it's almost done. Then we had decided to sell the building, because it just needed to much work. It was crumbling in front. We had a stream of people looking at it. The front was a deal breaker . So what do we do. let it fall down, bulldoze it, But, that costs money too, or do we fix it. Spend some money and fix it. We had several bids, all way over the top. Then i think some one was watching over us. Tj Allen of Allen masonry came into our lives. He is a breath of fresh air. I can't tell you how wonderful i feel. My nightmares have disappeared. He's very affordable and fast and he knows what he's doing!!!!!!

So now, we'll see. Here is a before picture and i posted some work in progress pictures. Then I'll show you finished later. This last picture.... They tore ore out everything from the beam  down. dug down 4 feet and poured footings and built it up with block. We are putting the big windows back in and getting a new (old door). The east side is getting plastered. WOW!! If we can't sell it, It will be my studio... I'm naming it "Sows ear studio"      


A Wild Thing said...

Love the name...and I know all about contractors, it's like you can't trust any of them anymore! I can't wait to see the finished product! Nobody is blogging much these days, me either!

Bohemian said...

I opt for keeping that Amazing Building as your Studio... just sayin'... *Winks* A Space like that would Inspire me to Create, Create, Create... That being said, we don't do well with Contractors either, unless they are personal Friends... so we've been the do-it-yourself and Gypsy Trade for Services Types for the Restoration Process of this Ole House. Hard to find good Help these days without Drama... *LOL*

Blessings and a big Hug from the Arizona Desert... Welcome Back to the Land of Blog, we've Missed you!

Dawn... The Bohemian