Library: Children’s Room


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I have always had a great fondness for books. I could easily lose an entire afternoon in a Barnes and Noble slowly wandering through each section browsing the titles.  Over the years I have tried to instill a love of the written word in my children by frequent trips to the local public libraries.   There have been hot summer days where I shoved the entire contents of my desk into a bag and set up shop in the library while the kids explored all that the library has to offer.

Recently an opportunity presented itself to The Professional to work with a local library as they revamp their beloved Children’s Room.  To say that I was excited about this might be an understatement.    To have my hands on the written drawings and plans for the future Children’s Room was glorious.

For The Professional this is all in a day’s work.  For the girl in love with the library this is dreamy!

Here are a couple of before shots of the Children’s Room.

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The library project is schedule to conclude late next month for a grand opening just in time for the Summer, 2014.  The kids (and maybe a parent or two) are going to love the awesomeness coming to the Children’s Room!

Fresh Ideas & Helpful Homeowner TIPs. Yeah…We Nailed It!

My husband John started LJS Home Improvement Contractors in 1995. At the time he was working a full time job as a facilities maintenance technician for a local bank. He would work evenings & weekends and scheduled vacations from his full time job when bigger projects presented themselves. Several bank mergers and a lot of discussion later we decided that John would pursue LJS full time in 1998.

LJS has grown over the years and diversified it’s services in response to the economy as well as to meet the changing needs of the industry. We now specialize in roofing, water damage restoration, interior and exterior remodeling as well as new construction.

A year ago I joined John full time at LJS to handle the administrative end of things. I have always felt like an ‘average home owner’ standing next to a home improvement professional. I continue to be surprised at the things that are common sense to John with respect to home ownership, but are things I would never think of on my own.

Through this blog I hope to be able to share some of his ‘everybody knows that’ nuggets because I, for one, know that ‘not everybody knows that!’

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