Friday, December 24, 2010

Sid's Room

Still not much to it.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Ready For Santa!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Clutter Free!

Y'all have no idea how hard it was (and is) to keep this counter clear!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Making Christmas

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More Decorating In The Living Room

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Getting a few things up on the walls.

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And getting ready for the holidays.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Living Room / Family Room

It's looking so good!

Toy Storage

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TV Stand

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Some Ideas For Cash's Room

He is gonna need some new bedding.


This one is perfect!


This one if pretty cute too.

Cash's Room

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Cash's Room is coming along nicely!

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Still need to get him a bedding set.

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But he seems pretty happy with his room so far!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

The Music Room aka The Storage Room

We are planing to turn the formal living room into a "Music Room".

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But right now, it's just a huge storage room.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The New TV Stand

New TV Stand project!

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Stephen is taking an old, vintage, record player console and turning it into our new TV stand.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Living Room Is Coming Together

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Finally getting to use our awesome tables

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Living Room With Fresh Paint & New Ceiling Fan!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Boys Bathroom

Got a new show curtain rod and Hung a new curtain to hide the tiles till we can get them fixed!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Looks Like We Are Gonna Need A New Fan

Sid is having a growth spurt.


Hit the ceiling fan and now it's broke.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Painting The Living Room


Cash helping Daddy paint


T-Bone wants to join in


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ike Survives Many Have A Few Years Before They Need To Worry... Maybe...

Sometime around 1999 I saw a weather "expert" say that they could "predict" when hurricanes would hit the Galveston area by the past pattern of hurricanes.

He said that the Galveston area was hit by a large and damaging hurricane every 15 to 20 years. He went on to say that we where "due" for a large and damaging hurricane at the beginning of the new millennium.

I tried to find any info on the guy's report online with no luck. So I looked up some of the "worst" known hurricanes to hit the area and this is what I got:

  • Sept. 8-10, 1900: Galveston; 6,000-12,000 dead; damage $30 million to $40 million (around $800 million in today's dollars); Storm surge 15-20 feet, winds estimated at 120 mph; Deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history


15 Years Later

  • Aug. 16-19, 1915: Galveston; 375 dead, damage over $56 million. Most losses ($50 million) to crops; storm tide 16.1 feet.


28 Years Later

18 Years Later

  • Sept. 11-13, 1961: Carla, Port O'Connor-Galveston-Houston; 34 dead, $300 million damage; wind gusts estimated at 175 mph, storm tide 18.5 feet at Port Lavaca.


22 Years

  • Aug. 18, 1983: Alicia, Galveston-Houston; 21 dead, more than $2 billion damage; 22 tornadoes, winds 130 mph.


25 Years

So if we use the "20 Years" voodoo science we should be okay around here till 2028 - 2033!

But a pretty much unrelated and "Amanda" thing I notice was the design periods!

Right now we are trying to "Remodel" our home. And I keep coming back to the style of homes I lived in when I lived in the Texas City/Galveston area as a kid. They pretty much all have three design eras: Victorian, Art Deco & Atomic Age all used at once.

But if you look at the time line you can see why!

It was during each of those design eras a nasty hurricane hit leaving the area homes in need of repair. So of course they would update and repair the home in the latest style.

So if we ever finish our house and you are able to see it, you'll then under stand why there are three different design eras use all over the place!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Creeping Fig - The Battle Begins

So, one of the reasons Stephen wanted this house was because of the HUGE Queen Palm in front of the house.


But it, and the whole front of the house, is covered with these thick vines.


After a little searching, I found out that the vine is creeping fig


And it isn't good for the pets or the house! So are pulled it down. Pretty sure it's gonna take allot of work to get rid of it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fifth Ward Doors


Stephen working on the doors we salvaged in the Fifth Ward


Really love these old door knobs and locks.