Laying low

You know how it is when the finish line is just in sight and you’ve been running a long, long race and you know the hardest stuff is almost over? We did that for the last few days. Oyster Easter was over, the giveaway (interrupted by tornado warnings) was done and the move back into…

Almost home

Blinds. We are just waiting for the blinds to arrive and then we can move in the furniture and get back to business at the CRC warehouse. We are slightly concerned…no, strike that…I am slightly concerned that I will not know how to operate all the fancy new systems for the lights and heat and…

The Chicks will be stylin’

We are about two weeks away from being back home. The interior of our flood-soaked warehouse is beginning to look so stylish we will have to dress up for work. Maybe. The first thing you will notice are the beautiful lights in the warehouse proper. And the industrial ceiling. And the very soothing celery green…

We have walls

We are tremendously excited at CRC. We have walls! Not too long ago, we did not. If you looked from the front door of CRC to the back of the warehouse, there was nothing to impede your line of sight.  Unless you stood directly in front of the bulldozer, of course. It’s a good thing…

Why things take so long

So, a reporter calls me yesterday. After gracefully beginning the conversation with a bit of innocuous chit chat, she zeroes in on the purpose of her call. Why is flood recovery taking so long? It’s been six months, already. Why is recovering from this flood taking so ‘frickin’ long? I’ll admit I added the inflection…

Pretty things… finally

First the flood.  Then the clean-up. Finally, finally we get to the good stuff. Starting over. So Betsy and I are at the offices of Street Dixon Rick Architects. Those are my new favorite boyfriends John and Andrew on the right and my new favorite boy and girlfriend Beth and Baird to the left. None…

Maybe I’m playing around too much…but

These are my new favorite boyfriends – John Madole and Andrew McAlister from American Constructors and Slade Smith from BEM. If you’ve been reading this blog for very long, you realize that I have been playing fast and loose the last few weeks. I’ve acquired many new boyfriends and one girlfriend who are angels sitting…