Thursday, January 06th, 2011 | Author:

Many of you might have missed it, but it was a couple of weeks ago in the early morning hours December 21st. First one like it in some time–not since the 1600s! For those of you who want a few pics, a cousin of mine managed to snap a few really excellent shots, and I will share them with you here:

Sunday, January 02nd, 2011 | Author:

Something I’ve been doing for a few of my customers for quite some time now, I’ve decided to publish and offer to any small companies out there who own and operate Zen-Cart e-Commerce websites. Even if you don’t need a full redesign, I can possibly help with other services–custom sideboxes or other modules, new header/footer graphics, overall site tweaking, backing up of both the site files and database, and break/fix support. I have several years of experience with Zen-Cart and it’s many plugins, and I know the ins and outs. The graphic below outlines some of the basic services I will happily provide.


Saturday, February 28th, 2009 | Author:

Nearing CompletionWow, this last month has FLOWN by!!  As far as the house is concerned, you’ll see below that they lack very little on the outside or the inside.  The whole place looks truly amazing, and I am so very excited to become a homeowner for the first time.  The only little bit on the exterior that they lack is to stain the front door, paint the garage door, and touch up the exterior trim.  On the inside, you will see that the counter tops are laid, the cabinets are built, the doors and trim are in, the tile has been laid, and there is paint on the walls—although it appears they are going to have to repaint a lot of it.  They’ve also installed the sprinkler system and laid the sod, as well as put in the flower bedding with the hedges and the trees are also planted.  I also started to notice something else…The other houses in the neighborhood, and what all they have done to their yards and such, then I realized what “keeping up with the Joneses” really meant.  Especially my neighbor directly across the street, they must have fertilized their yard, because even now when everybody else has dead grass, their yard is bright green, and everything looks very nice.  One day, mine will be the same.  But for now, it sure is looking good!!!



Saturday, February 28th, 2009 | Author:

Bricks, Stone & SheetrockSo once again, I seem to have gotten busy and neglected posting the new pictures I’ve been taking.  So here’s an update.  Since the insulation got put in, they’ve worked like madmen to get the house bricked and stoned up, and got all the sheetrock hung into place, with the rounded corners.  It looks completely and totally awesome, and I even got to make my attempt at an original design in the last big of wet cement in the backyard.  I think it turned out alright, but I wish I’d have planned ahead and gotten a Bio9 cut out of steel and painted up to be placed in the cement.  Oh well, I can always pour more cement somewhere else later.  We’re all set for a mid April closing date, and I’m looking forward to wrapping up all of the paper work, and moving in!  The collecting my nice Tax Credit from this new, super-sized economic stimulus package.  I still think they should have left the Tax Credit at $15,000, but I’ll definitely take $8,000 that I do not have to repay.  That is certainly a sweet deal!