Long-distance remodel: More nerve-wracking than skydiving – The Denver Post
The space is 9 feet by 5 feet. The prefinished maple that Kerr used to build a desk with drawers and built-in cabinets cost about $1,000. He built a wall-mounted bookshelf at a cost of $1,200. He equipped the office with a computer, two monitors and wireless keyboard for about $1,200. A printer/scanner cost another $200. He spent another $75 on a paper shredder and $20 for a bulletin board. Kerr says he splurged on his wife’s chair, spending $500.
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The Career Of Bright School’s Art Teacher, Debby Phillips – 07/14/2014 – Chattanoogan.com
I walked into that school and thought this is what Ive been working toward, she said about coming to the school. In contrast to Brights manual training class that has seen multiple generations of students make many of the same wooden items such as the Santa Clauses — she had no specific instructions other than to teach the students general art skills. And this was despite the fact that she was replacing a respected Bright veteran, Elizabeth Jackson, who had started teaching at the school beginning in the early 1950s when it was still in Fort Wood. Ms. Phillips said she never knew Mrs. Jackson other than meeting her during a brief friendly conversation when Mrs. Jackson came back to the school to be recognized after her retirement.
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Which is how I came to walk into the condo with one eye closed. And as sometimes happens, even when not everyone’s tastes align, the design gods smiled on a little piece of real estate, which turned out better than everyone hoped. Syndicated columnist and speaker Marni Jameson is the author of “House of Havoc” and “The House Always Wins” (Da Capo Press). Contact her through www.marnijameson.com . Long-distance remodeling tricks When remodeling with a distance disadvantage, here are some tricks and tips that can make the job go more smoothly.
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