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Early January Happenings

Back in the cities I had a shoot in Stillwater to start the week.


My client requested some drone shots and aerial 360s from the Wisconsin side. It was below zero and my hands nearly fell off.
 
 

The kiddos painted trains that Theo got from Aunt Katrina and Uncle Dennis.

The kids wanted pancakes but we had to get to work so Meadow was left to making breakfast for them.
 
It's still hanging on.
 
The rental bathroom finally got a coat paint.
 
The radiator covers in the rental needed a refresh. 

Just a little scrubbing and they're already looking good.
Only one doorplate in the entire house is painted and that's the one in the rental bathroom. 

We boiled it in a crockpot for a few hours to remove the paint. I was shocked once I saw it without the paint. I had no idea these were copper. 

After some polishing with Brasso Polish it was really looking good. I'd love to all the plates and doorknobs in the house but Scott likes the aged patina look better.

The next day before doing more housework Meadow and I made krumkake. I had just always wanted to try it. It's way easier than it looks, it's just really time consuming. 
 
Now that the second bedroom was ready, Scott worked on getting the sconces up.

One down, two to go. 

We removed the vanity in the bathroom and will replace with a pedestal sink once the walls are finished.
 

Theo and I had to take Meadow to school. So I took him in our xtreme folding wagon. We got donuts on the way back as a treat.
 
Usually we bike Meadow to school but since the snow covered the streets Scott has been driving her. I had to go into the office so I needed the car. Luckily the walk isn't too far at just about 1 mile. Next year she'll be at a closer school so this won't be an issue.

 Bogart's had pershings for the first time (at least since I'd ever been there), so I had to try it out.

Little guy loves building villages with his blocks.

And I finally figured out the switch that turns on our lamp post.

Huzzah



I finally installed the pedestal sink after some troubleshooting. Then I sadly found out that the handles on the faucet leaked. Ugh.

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