Thursday, July 19, 2007

Join the Cause!

As many of you are already aware, I am a champion for the repressed and downtrodden. This may cause a wave of comments in confirmation and adulation for me, but I ask you to refrain, and instead lend your voices to a cause that is closer to my heart than most. Yes, even closer than the millions of other causes lodged in my arteries so deeply that I regularly black out due to my own goodness.

I recently heard about a young child living in such horrible conditions that her sister was forced to sit still in one area, lest she fall upon razor blades, nails and other such items. As if seeing her sister suffer weren't enough, she was regularly subjected to dictatorial regime of her own mother. I can not describe the horror better than the word of the mother herself, so I invite you to click on the link below.

If the visual imagery of the piece above was too strong for you, I apologize. That said, I'm sure you'll agree that the treatment of Reese Williardson goes beyond the normal boundaries of parental discretion.

I say Megan Willardson must be stopped. I say Megan Willardson must provide the rewards that were promised, or compensation in like kind. I say Four Potties, Four Prizes!

Four Potties, Four Prizes!
Four Potties, Four Prizes!

I ask you to join me in the call for justice. Let your voice lend reason to this madness.

Tell Megan, "No Longer!" No Longer should children be forced to toil without just compensation. No Longer must tears be shed over excretions made in vain. No Longer should Mermaid sisters be plucked from the arms of our children without due process.

NO LONGER, We say!

We'll must take this message to the streets. We must tell our friends and neighbors. Brothers and Sisters must unite as one voice to say, "Megan Willardson, you horrid beast, THIS WILL NOT STAND!!! FREE THOSE PRIZES!!!"


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Our Basement

Here are the pictures I took of Kristie's project. Sorry We don't have before pics, but you can probably just imagine the standard unfinished basement stair.

Yesterday I installed a new light fixture for the landing, and kristie painted and hung the handrails back up. I know its tough to tell without the before pics, but the end result is a huge improvement.


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Looking Forward

While taking summer studio has put a damper on a things a bit, we're still trying to fit some fun into summer. I got us tix to see Cirque to Soleil (spelling?) in a few weeks, and Kristie's parents will be here in mid July. Then, in August (15th - 18th), we're heading out California to take a little mini-vacation. It will be fun to see friends and family and play tourist for a few days. So, if you're still in california, and want to see us, let us know.

On the catching up front.... School has been no fun at all these last few months. I am going to get some images up from studio so ya'll can see what I do, and where I kick it 24/7 during the semester. Kristie is still working in accounting, and hopefully I'll be making some money soon, and she can take time to explore what she really wants to do. I feel pretty guilty about going back to school, because it means she has had to stay in the field way beyond when she should have had to. Oh well. Hopefully, the future will bring brighter things.

Speaking of brighter things, we are beginning to get the baseement started. While she patiently waits for me to begin framing walls, Kristie has been pianting the stairway down to the basement, and decorating it some. Every night I come home, take out the dog, and then go check out the things she's done. It looks pretty good... especially since she's never done stuff like faux painting before. My favorite part was coming home, and seeing the rails removed from the stairs. I've got one handy little woman. I'm going to take some pics tonight and put them up, cause I'm so proud.

I get to do a few things on the honey-do list this week. For the last two weeks, a new porch light has been sitting on the front step as a reminder that I need to install it. I think there are about a dozen similar jobs just waiting for my attention.

Thats it for now. More to come.

- Scott