Friday, October 30, 2009

October Projects

The month of October was starting to repair the closets in the bedrooms so that the rooms will look bigger and to prepare for new interior doors.

The work in the Master Bedroom:

Before I actually didn't have a picture of the beam from the closet that came through the ceiling.
Removing the old drywall and nails.
The last of the drywall removed.
Removed the beam from the ceiling closet support beam and replaced ceiling drywall.
Insulating the outside wall.
Insulation complete.
New drywall on ceiling and outside wall.

Work in the third bedroom:

Before
Having removed the old drywall and the closet ceiling support beam.
Adding insulation to the roof.
Having replaced the small piece of ceiling dry wall and insulated the outside wall.

Tree trimming:

Before
Three barrels later.
Done for the day. There will be more to trim later.

I will try to post some video of this project. Angel is rather entertaining as we cut branches and limbs down.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Business Website

I have completed the redesign of our business website. It has taken me 2 months to do it. Please let us know what you think and if you find any problems.
All In One Desktops

Monday, October 26, 2009

Full VA Committee Mark-up

HR 1182 didn't make it on the schedule for Thursday for mark-up with the full VA Committee.

The coalition continues to call to obtain new cosponsors in support of the bill.

Click on the widget to the right to get up-to-date information.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Government closed on Fridays

I find this interesting. There was no mention of California in this article either. I know that here in Seaside government offices are closed on Fridays and that they have been doing that since May.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

HR 1182 Mark-up Hearing Results

The mark-up hearing wasn't broadcasted today. After twenty minutes of staring at a black screen I checked in with the other MSBA ladies to see if they were able to get anything. We are on dial-up here so all video downloading is slow. The MSBA ladies weren't getting anything either. I called the VA Committee to find out if the hearing was cancelled. Hearing wasn't cancelled it just got out. I mentioned that I was trying to watch it online and was told mark-up hearings are not available online. I asked the wonderful lady if she knew the outcome of the hearing and she stepped away from the phone to find out for me. She came back and told me that all bills were reported favorable and without amendments. WOOHOO!! Way to go MSRRA.

We are not done yet. The mark-up hearing was through the subcommittee. MSRRA still has to go through the VA Committee. I don't know if there will be a hearing and then a mark-up hearing for the full House VA Committee. I also don't know when those hearings will happen. I will keep you informed as I get more information.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

HR 1182 Mark-up Hearing

I didn't post what happened at the September 24th hearing. Military Spouses Residency Relief Act wasn't being voted on. The hearing was just an informational hearing for the Economic Opportunity Subcommittee to hear facts, statistics and information about the bill. We received some great support from MOAA, VFW, AMVETS, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

The Economic Opportunity Subcommittee has scheduled a mark-up hearing to decide whether or not the House will support the bill. The mark-up hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 8th at 1 PM EDT. For those of us on the Pacific Coast it will be 10:00 AM PDT.

Please go to the following link: http://veterans.house.gov/ and click on the Live Webcast button in the top left column.