Home » Archive by categoryUncategorized (Page 3)

We’ll Be At Dragon Run For Christmas

So with the coming of December came the task that I had been dreaming of since October of 2013. Decorating the store for Christmas!   Then in the other window, my pride and joy! The Christmas town has always been one of my favorite parts of decorating and this year...
Continue reading

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...
Continue reading

Crying In The Rain (Of Paint Chips)

While there are many differences between California and Virginia in many different ways, the one that has most recently been causing us grief is the humidity. Not because it makes the world muggy and uncomfortable, not because it curls the pages of our books. No, because you will...
Continue reading

The “Pane” of Re-glazing Windows

The current project here at Dragon Run is prepping the building for painting.  Not particularly exciting stuff but definitely important.  This consists of power washing, sealing the storm windows, fixing any loose siding, scraping…lots of scraping, and re-glazing the transom windows and the panes on either side of...
Continue reading

Future Us

So the wedding is over and things are getting back to what passes as normal when you’re in a constant state of renovation.  Toolbox in the hallway, stacks of books on the landing waiting for the polyurethane to dry on the shelves, paint scrapers and peeling paint all...
Continue reading

Man in the Remodel Wilderness

By now, you and everyone else who’s read anything on this blog knows it’s been a lot of work to get this place together, especially with our wedding deadline coming up in July. But really, you’re seeing a fraction of what gets done every weekend, and I mean...
Continue reading

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...
Continue reading

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...
Continue reading

Another Wall Bites the Dust

*Deep movie trailer voice* They decimated the walls upstairs…They destroyed every hint of the master bathroom…You thought they were done…Coming this summer, the sledgehammers are back to finish the job and this time, it’s personal. From New Plan Productions, you won’t wanna miss Demolition II, The Wedding Planner…...
Continue reading