Monday, August 8, 2011

knock, knock

Progress! Progress is a wonderful thing! We have started painting the outside of our buildings. I have toned down the colors a wee bit. When I originally bought these buildings in this negative one horse town, the local snoots didn't roll out the red carpet for me. In fact, they rolled up the carpet and laid out a bed of nails. This is where being a hard headed farm girl came in quite handy(not to mention that this was a very angry period in my life; whew! Glad that has passed on!). I just rolled up my sleeves and painted my side of the street the brightest colors I could find. I wanted to be sure that everyone could have a look at me when they drove by. I was called everything from a whorehouse to....well, I let you just ponder on that. Life has quieted down a little and so did the new color palette. I can't wait to show you the before and after.

SOooo... on to the bank building! Yahoo! They came on Thursday to start the concrete floor.

You gotta pack a whole lot of RED sand/clay to fill up the holes!

Let me just say...If your husband works in this every day, my hat is off to you! Tide should give you free detergent. If your husband does not...say a big ole "thank you, Lord"! They packed and packed all of Thursday...

and then Friday morning...WOO HOO... it's concrete pouring time! They were able to do the whole floor in 2 days. I was impressed.

Today, it was door cutting! They actually used a chain saw to cut through the 3 layers of brick. This doorway will connect my two end buildings for our retail store.

It took all day for these guys to remove all of these bricks but by this afternoon...

Lookie, lookie...I have a floor and a door and a roof! Next week will be a back wall. I am usually a DIY kind of gal but I must admit that hiring someone to come in and do it all for you has been really nice. Next, I may be lounging around with bon-bons and a man slave fanning me with palm fronds!


  1. Gotta love pretty colors of paint, gleaming concrete and hard working men!!! ;)

  2. Awesome! I think we need to make a trip to Sasser soon to see you new renovations. Do you have any queen headboards?

  3. I love the new look of the old bank building! wow! What a change!