Friday, July 28, 2006

Contact customer service for a stock list.

First we tried an abandoned garage then it was a demolition site but in our continuing search for a successful business model we have evolved once again.

Welcome to our warehouse!

Insulation, lumber, shingles, gutters, steel and powertools. We have the best deals in town.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Window Shopping

I just ordered the steel bars that will be welded together to become the new windows. The current thinking is that they'll look like this:

The rightmost parts of each section (with the half-dividers) are hinged to open in. I like the half-dividers I think they're a nice reference to the original factory stylings without being too reverential. That said I've gone though several window designs already so we'll see what we wind up with.

Rafters After

Please enjoy with me the newly discovered "After Rafter". As you can see the "Before Rafter" is covered in nasty powdery paint surely as bad for the lungs and brain as it is for the soul. But after much sore-armed-wet-work with a pressure washer the beautiful old-school heart pine rafters are revealed. Enjoy them now though because soon they will once again be covered with white latex history hider. I know it's tragic but it needs to be done.



This is the pattern that was created on the floor as the water droplets fell from the rafters onto the stripped paint particles. I think it's pretty.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

A new aesthetic.

I'm sorry I've been so slow to update. Dumpster day was incredible. 12 generous souls loaded up a 30 yard dumpster before lunchtime. 2 more generous souls barbecued up a feast for the hungry dumpster savages and a genuinely good time was had by all. Just so you know 30 cubic yards is an absolutely obscene amount of dirty mess. Thank you participants and long distance well-wishers alike.

Before and after pictures will show up soon.

This week I've been stripping paint from the rafters with a pressure washer and a tall ladder. I come home every night exhausted, soaking wet and covered in paint flecks. It's disgusting but it led me to discover my new aesthetic: driving my pickup truck shirtless but wearing a seatbelt. It's redneck and sensible. The new Drew is both redneck and sensible.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Let's take a look upstairs.

Well I just got back from a short Philly visit and I realized that it hasn't been very long since I lived a whole different life up there. I've been so focused on what's going on down here in Cincinnati that it felt far away but after 3 days with Sarah it was like I never left. I came back here and it was all Talking Heads:

"This is not my beautiful house. This is not by beautiful truck."

Very strange but also fun and exciting all over again.

Okay, let's see, where were we? Ah yes, I'd been working upstairs and I was going to show y'all the results. Let's take a look.

This is what it looked like when we started:

Half way through things weren't looking too good:

But look at it now!

Oh man would you just take a look at that potential all exposed and ready for what's next! Hooray. That's what happens when you shovel out all the dead raccoons.

Just for fun why don't you take a gander at the view from there. That's looking down on the living area below.