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I Needed a Lift….

Back in the day, We were deciding on what we wanted to buy in Virginia. My only real requirement was a garage or the ability to build a garage that could have a lift. When we found the store it did not have a garage but there would...
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Bee Careful (That is the only pun)

When we first took on this grand project we never thought about bees. We had our hands full with the restoration and construction involved in getting the building back to its former glory. During this time we were able to start the outside projects we wanted to do....
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Pause for a Cause

Since we built the kitchen before winter hit, and with spring in our sights, our goal is to finish up the winter projects. Summer projects are already filling our minds. A few items on the list include an expanded garden, Bee keeping classes, and the new goat barn....
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All I Want for Christmas is a Kitchen

One of the big projects we have been waiting to do is the upstairs kitchen. When we first moved in back in March 2014 we did not have a kitchen upstairs. The old apartment kitchen downstairs was our only one. Three miles round trip (it seemed like) to...
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Shed the Winter Blues

We are so glad winter is over! Now it is time for some outdoor projects. First item is to build a shed and chicken coop combination. We got a call from a friend that asked if we wanted to have a barn next to the airport in Topping,...
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The Wedding

We realized we never followed up on the wedding. You saw the buildup and then…nothing. Well, here it is. Our first wedding at the Dragon Run Store. Our daughter, Heather Wilbanks married James Renfroe on July 12th 2014. Everyone pitched in to help get ready and it came out great. Special thanks...
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Caution Tape

Heidi and Rachel have been working on the floor and stairs this week. The floor is mostly original and has not been finished in the store. I keep getting texts at work that say “Would you bring me more 50 grit sandpaper and razor blades?” Heidi is using Varathane...
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Indoor Plumbing?

It is clear my least favorite remodel task is plumbing. Nothing makes me more frustrated than working with water lines and drains. I still keep saying “That will be easy” so go figure. The old bathroom upstairs was small, odd and expendable. We planned to turn it into...
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Panorama of the store

Here is the link to the panorama view of the store. We will be moving in this Saturday so we will have plenty of material for posts afterwards.   Follow Share on Tumblr
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We passed the first inspection!

Rough-in inspection was today and we are good to go. Now we finish the drywall and insulation. I finished up the smoke alarms wiring Tuesday night so we could get it done this week. Heidi and Rachel have started packing in earnest so we will start taking more...
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The Chicken Chick