It’s the Beginning of the End…..

 

The beginning of the end ?  What are you sayin”?

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I’m talking about returning to life as usual, getting at least 6 hours under the covers, 3 squares a day, a few laughs and a couple of cocktails …    This has been a long time coming, and it’s finally over.  Our 5th and 6th AIRBNB are on the market, and these final two were not an easy feat.  I’d like to include myself in this prelude but there is no room at the Inn for me …  This story does not include the one that worried every day and every night, the one that lost sleep wondering when her boys would return home, only to have them appear just in time to make the coffee.  No, this is not about me …

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My husband and son worked tirelessly well into the early morning hours every day and every night for  four long and hard months …. They used a 1″ wood chisel and a 2 pound hammer to remove the horse hair plaster that was applied ( cemented ) to the brick.  Each hit cleared roughly a 2 square inch area….  They discovered 2 doorways and found a window that was used before the building next door was constructed. Thru one of the front windows they built a make-shift chute to unload 12 thousand pounds, or 6 tons of debris. I asked both of them if they would do this again …. Nope, not in a million years!!

(until next time)

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These rooms are connected if need be, other than that they are locked doors with plenty of insulation between the two.  A family of 4, or 2 couples, can enjoy the entire space.

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The one above is the Corner Apartment Above Main …..  and the one below is the Loft Apartment Above Main.

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AIRBNB.com  Galena Illinois

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That is one happy boy above !

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He has been working for the past 16 months fixing up and remodeling 6 apartments for our AIRBNB’s. 

“It’s over it’s over now…”

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So, what do you think….would you like to visit?  Just remember,

What happens in Galena, stays in Galena !

16 thoughts on “It’s the Beginning of the End…..

  1. Michelle- This is incredible! What a crazy amount of work, but what a payoff. They look fantastic. Well done!

  2. While the process you documented makes my back weary, the tenacious work and smile on Jack’s face makes me teary. The before and after is more than an illustration, it speaks vision, diligence and teamwork. Amen, amen, go feel the water and never stop what you are so gifted at..

  3. Yay🎉a milestone indeed!!! They all look fantastic and can’t wait to come visit and kick the tires. How proud you must feel and now take the time for a well deserved break for the three of you!

  4. What an incredible tranformation! A job well done. It is just beautiful! I am coming up there soon. Until then. Cheers!

  5. Well done! Tim was so happy to catch a glimpse in-process. Tweet tweet, said the artwork 😉 I can’t think of anything more perfect to say than what Elise wrote. Perfection.

  6. Congrats on the beautiful rooms. All that hard tedious work has certainly paid off. The rooms are great!! Well done!!
    XXOO, Jane

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