Monday, August 20, 2012

Whistle Stop Corner Apartment building SHINES!

Early March...
 We're happy-dancing right now!   Just to give you some contrast, above is the apartment building a few months ago. At that time, we'd removed the old screens, unboarded some doors and cleared some things from inside. You can see the metal roof- sound, but rusty and sad.

Yesterday, a very nimble, sure-footed man gave the building a beautiful new hat: aluminum roof coating. It was fascinating to watch it go on.

The roof getting its new, shiny silver coating!

Right after I took this photo I ran over and held his ladder, whether he wanted me to or not!

Applying the silver to the front roof. You can also see the fence we replaced toward the back.
Can't wait to connect the buildings with the front fence... all in good time.
We keep going to the window and staring. So beautiful.

Picture with red door (and minus recycle bin)
The main building will get its own shiny new hat in a day or so.  We'll have to take our time with the body paint on the main building, though.  The coffers are emptying out very fast, so the rental income will have to provide the means for that.  It's all good. Dancing on....!

12 comments:

  1. This is amazing! It does shine - I am in awe of your hard work and sense of purpose - wow.

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  2. Thank you, Lyn! We'd love to show you around- anytime!

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  3. This is stupendous Susan! The amount of work ya'll have managed in what seems like such a short time is amazing.It is wonderful to see the progress in pictures. Somehow Facebook has not been sending these updates my way (argh) so I got to see the whole thing all at once. Whew, ya'll done good girls!! At this rate it really won't be long til you are using those lovingly gifted easels for a workshop! Keep up the good work and congrats!! Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! Let's start planning a convergence in San Antonio for a paint-a-thon party when we get a bit more done... We all need to meet in person, don't you think? I'd love to see your smiling face right HERE!

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  4. Fabulous progress Susan! Mike and I are so excited for the update. I just know you are loving every single day and the satisfactions each brings to your life. :)

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    1. Thank you, Debra! It's true we're loving it. Now we need to learn how to tile around two tubs and a shower... Wish us a short learning curve!

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  5. What a wonderful old building and so lucky to be spruced up by loving hands. I can't wait to see and visit the new Whistle Stop.

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    1. Thank you! We'll look forward to your visit!

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  6. What a tremendous project. I got tired just reading about all your hard work!

    I was excited to read about your plans for an art school. I plan to attend a workshop when you get to that point.

    Congratulations on what you have accomplished so far. I'm looking forward to seeing more results of your labors!

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    1. Thank you, Virginia! We're thinking the school part of Whistle Stop will be open in about a year. We hope for sooner, but will have to take it a step at a time and see how it unfolds. Yes, please! We'll put you down for the first workshop! ;-)

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  7. AWESOME! I can't wait until you are able to have us all down there for a workshop and friendship circle! Right around the corner by the look of things. I'm SO DARN PROUD OF YOU! What an exciting adventure. Much Love Always.

    Marilyn

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  8. Stopped by to see the latest update - you must be a little worn out from all this work..how is it going?

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