My son was married in Asheville, NC this past August at property owned by the Southern Appellation Land Conservancy. He had work for the Conservancy for three years before heading out to New Mexico State University to earn his graduate degree in wildlife biology and when he returned to Asheville he didn't have a job but the conservancy offered him a temporary position to manage the upgrading of buildings on property they own. Well since he had zero experience in building or planing the up grading of a home I was dragged into the picture.
The place he and his current wife selected was a very scenic spot on the old Mag Saulter farm, which was donated to the conservancy a few years prior, and it was the first house they wanted updated. We walked through the bomb-shelter, I say this because the house was constructed as if its intended use was for a bomb shelter. Exterior and interior walls were cement block and the upstairs floor was reinforced concrete. Needless to say plumbing and electrical were difficult move around or add.
Even though problems were frustrating I had a good time working with my son and passing on what knowledge I've gained over 40 years of updating homes and building one. In the two and half months I was there most of my brush work was centered on walls and ceiling, although I did manage to produce one painting and start another.
One of my paintings, "Autumn Maple Tree" was selected by the Parkinson's Disease Foundation to represent the month of October in their 2017 calendar, which was a nice surprise. If interested in obtaining one either contact me and I'll mail you one or request one from the PDF.