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December 17, 2004

You Know You're From Louisville When...
Your "International" airport has only one passenger flight that actually leaves the 48 contiguous U.S. states

The in-state sports rivalry is paid more attention to than the national championship.

You live in an area that occasionally gets considerable snowfalls, floods, and tornadoes... but has no capacity to deal with any of the above.

You pronounce the name of your city different than anyone else you've heard.

You think the rest of the people in Kentucky sound like hicks.

When you think "Kentucky" you don't automatically think horse racing or fried chicken.

You ask your doctor for an allergy cure and he tells you to "move."

You've shovelled 10+ inches of snow and worn shorts in the same week.

When people ask what school you went to, they don't mean Vanderbilt, Yale, or Harvard; they mean Ballard, Male, Manual, Trinity or St. X.

You know what the Bambi Walk is.

Your last ten vacations were in Panama City or Destin.

You make an emergency run to Kroger for bread and milk at the first sighting of a snowflake.

You've lived here for years, yet somehow you get hopelessly lost each time you attempt a shortcut through Cherokee Park.

You're convinced turn signals are useless options on a vehicle.

You hold up traffic to let a motorist you don't know into your lane.

You give directions based on landmarks that no longer exist or street names that have changed, but your directions never confuse any of the other Louisvillians

You have never been to the Derby, but wouldn't miss the Oaks.

You call in sick to attend the Oaks and spot your boss - who also called in sick - at the next
betting window.

You think all the REAL hicks live in New Albany.

You think the only thing Southern Indiana is good for is buying pumpkins.

When introduced to another life-long Louisvillian, you spend the first part of the conversation finding out how you are connected. It's never as many as six degrees of separation - usually three will do it.

You think a pervert is someone who would rather have sex than watch basketball.

You've built a shrine to Rick Pitino in your basement.

You can read about Rick Pitino in at least three different sections of your newspaper.

You think the rest of the world knows what Benedictine spread is.

You think the rest of the world knows what a Hot Brown is.

You have never eaten fish that wasn't fried.

You think the whole world puts spaghetti in chili.

You want another bridge built over the Ohio River, just so long as it doesn't cut through YOUR neighborhood.

You've experienced a "salt storm" after a two-inch snowfall.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Louisville.






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December 15, 2004

The new project

As if a new baby wasn't enough to keep us busy, we have taken over the house off of French Creek Road and moved in and started (slowly) remodeling.

I have posted some pictures of when we first moved in -so excuse the mess and will continue to post through out the process.

This is when you first walk into the kitchen from the main door. You can see the grill to the right, there is also a door to the backyard there. To the left is the living room.
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This is to the left, and shows the entrance into the living room, all the cabinets are going to be redone as well as the terrible sunflower wall-paper torn down. Everything will be painted in the house. It has plaster walls so we will be doing some of the effect painting, which Adam is thrilled about since there are 10 foot ceilings. You can also see the tile where the living room begins, we are going to take all that out and refinish the hardwood floor underneath it!
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This is the view of the living room from the doorway to the kitchen. YOu can see a better view of the tile and hardwood floor. There was carpet over the hardwood floor that we ripped up and are now in the process of sanding and finishing. All the windows and doors in the house are origional. You can see the fireplace to the left too the whole wall is that creekstone.
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This is the view with my back to the fireplace. Straight ahead is the bathroom, to the left Conner's Room and to the right the Master bedroom. You can see the hardwood floors in this picture and the TERRIBLE color that the guy we were renting it to painted it. Bleah. On the back wall you can see the old radiator heaters along the floor board, We will be taking those out. Plus all the trim along the floor will probably have to be replaced because the floor has to be jacked up and leveled so that will probably cause the trim to split and bust. We are also going to take out the windows so we can save them during this process too. Thats going to suck. (Hi little Conner bean)
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This is just a close up of the floors after all the carpet was pulled and the staples pulled out, but we haven't finished it or sanded anything yet. (Hi again Conner Bean)
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This is a crappy picture of Conner's room. YOu can see the color though and the awesome windows that it has. When it is spring and there are leaves on the trees it is like you are in a treehouse. His room has hardwood floors in it too. Right now we are all staying in his room until we get the other floors finished. How cozy
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Lovely master bedroom huh? This room needs major help. We pulled up the carpet in here and we are going to redo the floors and take out the radiator heaters along the floor boards as well. You can see the stone fireplace in the room too. Thats neat. There is a half bath of the the side.
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This is a picture of the master bedroom fireplace. To the right is the closet, which we are going to drywall and enclose.
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December 07, 2004

yeah so...


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