Harvey Thaxton, 64, Lives with His Mother in Rhodell, West Virginia (See Picture #14030), near Beckley 04/1974

Harvey Thaxton, 64, Lives with His Mother in Rhodell, West Virginia (See Picture #14030), near Beckley 04/1974
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Original Caption: Harvey Thaxton, 64, Lives with His Mother in Rhodell, West Virginia (See Picture #14030), near Beckley. A Retired Miner, He Used Black Lung Money to Buy Whiskey and Paint the Wall in the Picture Red. He Receives a Monthly Benefit in Addition to a One Time Black Lung Payment. The Picture on the Wall Shows Him in World War Ii Uniform with His Wife, Now Dead 04/1974

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-14031

Photographer: Corn, Jack, 1929-

Subjects:
West Virginia (United States) state
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=556483

Repository: Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

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Manassas National Battlefield Picture 44

Manassas National Battlefield Picture 44
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The Brawner Farm Lane. The site of the Battle of Brawner’s Farm, on August 28, it would be the first fighting of the Second Battle of Bull Run. A brigade of four western Federal regiments, commanded by General John Gibbon, would get their first real taste of battle here. They would later earn the moniker, Iron Brigade, for their fighting at South Mountain a little more than two weeks after Second Bull Run.

Photo by: Michael Noirot
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Manassas National Battlefield Picture 22

Manassas National Battlefield Picture 22
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The Stone Bridge over Bull Run Creek – Manassas National Battlefield. Union General Keyes held a portion of Nathan Evan’s Confederate brigade on the western bank while the majority of Irvin McDowell’s army approached the Confederate position from the north – across Sudley’s Ford.

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window, living room picture window – 33 – full view – unpaint’d roof edge – Lemonjello, Oranjello – IMG_3684 (20111014)

window, living room picture window – 33 – full view – unpaint’d roof edge – Lemonjello, Oranjello – IMG_3684 (20111014)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
The "utility side" of our house, with all its glorious wires. I mainly took this picture to illustrate the soffit/roof edge on this side of the house. It remains unpainted, because all those wires are dangerous, and I don’t feel like painting inches away from a live electrical wire. You can see the grey I painted on the very edges — as far as my arms could reach from the corner — but at no point was any ladder ever rested against this wall. And that side of the roof is pretty scary compared to the middle of the roof. So that part doesn’t get painted.

Who was the moron who used bright orange wires outside? Daniel M. Lopez’s idiotic underlings at Virginia Design Builders, who were no longer licensed after fucking our job up, missing the contract deadline, the new deadline, and the deadline after that, and getting fined by the state. Watch out for any Hispanic construction companies operating out of Laurel, MD that employ anyone with the name Lopez, because from what I could gather, his children are continuing his legacy of idiocy. If they are as retarded as the monkeys who took over 3 years to perform a 3 month addition contract, then they are probably still screwing people to this day. These people took 40 man hours to install a new heating unit! (I’ve asked around, and most non-retarded non-monkeys say it’s a one day job.) I had an "inspection passed" sticker placed on a circuit breaker box that had never been inspected. Daniel M. Lopez was arrested for theft of subcontractor funds, and I visited the police to talk to them bout him. I wonder how the 0K lawsuit against Daniel M. Lopez (from other people who claimed to us on the phone that they were tricked into buying OUR construction materials) is doing. Hopefully he lost and faced bankruptcy, but I doubt it. I’d love to protest at Lopez’s funeral, likeWestboro Baptist Church does. Only my protest would not be based on his lifestyle choice and my hate of it due to an imaginary sky fairy, but based on him bringing actual misery and massive financial damage, unhappiness, and marital problems to many couples — some of which I’ve spoken with at length about him. If this comment sounds racist, well — situations like these are what cause people to be racist. And it’s not like the workers in my house didn’t make it a point to tell me they didn’t like black people (my brother in law at the time was black, but it’s offensive to hear whether or not I have black family). And another screwed subcontractor came to my house yelling, "I thought I could trust him because he was Mexican! But he’s a fucking Indian!" (My builder was Mexican Native American.) What the fuck! You’re a minority; learn that it sucks and don’t foist that same suckage and judgment on others. Sorry. Got on a little side-rant about race, because I can just imagine how this caption might be interpreted negatively by some people (esp if you’re Hispanic–sorry). I call the people who worked on my house retarded monkeys not because of their race, but because they were uneducated idiots who screwed every possible thing up — like installing a thermostat so high Carolyn couldn’t see the display, having a floor made out of pieces of wood that were fucking trapezoids and shit that makes no sense, bringing a tractor-trailer-sized dumpster of other people’s trash from other jobs and leaving it in our driveway until we called a tow company, creating a roof that makes it so that when it rains, it rains inside, etc, etc, etc, etc.

So yeah, that orange wire makes me pretty angry. Use some fucking common sense. The west side of my house is ugly enough without making it worse.

Lemonjello the cat, Oranjello the cat, attic vent, bricks, gutters, house maintenance, living room window, soffit, well, wires.

roof, side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 14, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

So the largest window in our house — actually 3 windows — was a major pain, and one of the few single-pane windows in the house. It would leak heat/cold in the summer/winter, and looked really bad compared to the new siding we had installed 6 or so years ago. So we decided to go ahead and replace just this window (actually 3 separate windows). Man was it expensive! ,350! Thompson Creek had the best pitch and data, whereas Home Depot required up front for an appointment they never showed up for and a list of 4 phone numbers to escalate (all 4 failed). So we had Thompson Creek do it of course! They did it, said they did it wrong, made us wait a month while making a new window (pro: they are all custom-made just for you; con: they are all custom-made, so a screw-up requires waiting for a new one to be made), then installed the new window, and finally everything was good and we were satisfied.

It was just kind of a pain because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our paint was peeling! Ridiculous…

window, living room picture window – 51 – replacement #2 – broken trim replaced – (20110727) – IMG_3401

window, living room picture window – 51 – replacement #2 – broken trim replaced – (20110727) – IMG_3401
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
They broke my trim while installing the window. Given that I had waited an additional month past the original install date due to their mess-ups … I was pretty insistent that they go down to Home Depot, buy replacement trim, and install it at no cost to me right that second. They sent a higher-level guy over — he actually arrived within 2 minutes of me calling (!). I ultimately got my way. Even if, in theory, they weren’t the ones to break it….The least they can do for keeping our living room in disarray for a whole month is to actually make the final product look right. After all the trouble we’ve had with contractors during EVERY possible home renovation, it’s increasingly hard to get me to take no for an answer, and I’ve increasingly come to understand why "bitchy customers" are the way they are. Asking nice doesn’t work.

The replacement trim wasn’t an exact match, but nobody’s checking that. I’m quite happy with the results, especially after Carolyn painted it.

Look outside the window. See the solar light sitting in the bricks? LIFE TETRIS.

bricks, house maintenance, kudzu, living room window, replacement trim, solar light.

side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

So the largest window in our house — actually 3 windows — was a major pain, and one of the few single-pane windows in the house. It would leak heat/cold in the summer/winter, and looked really bad compared to the new siding we had installed 6 or so years ago. So we decided to go ahead and replace just this window (actually 3 separate windows). Man was it expensive! ,350! Thompson Creek had the best pitch and data, whereas Home Depot required up front for an appointment they never showed up for and a list of 4 phone numbers to escalate (all 4 failed). So we had Thompson Creek do it of course! They did it, said they did it wrong, made us wait a month while making a new window (pro: they are all custom-made just for you; con: they are all custom-made, so a screw-up requires waiting for a new one to be made), then installed the new window, and finally everything was good and we were satisfied.

It was just kind of a pain because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our paint was peeling! Ridiculous…

The Big Picture, episode 4, Interview with Judge Thomas D. Horne and Rhonda Paice, Esq.

Jon Huddleston interviews Judge Thomas D. Horne and Rhonda Paice of Loudoun County to discuss their community service, particularly their involvement in Loudoun Bar Association’s “Leadership in the Law Summer Camp” held in Leesburg, Virginia. Senior Justice Harry L. Carrico and local lawyers participate. www.loudounbar.org www.fauquierbar.com www.camphighroad.org
Video Rating: 4 / 5

window, living room picture window – 99 – replacement – lead paint warning sign – IMG_3111 – (20110627)

window, living room picture window – 99 – replacement – lead paint warning sign – IMG_3111 – (20110627)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Oops! Guess that WAS lead paint I was scraping and letting fall all in my mouth and eyes and all over my skin for weeks on end.

They had to do a lead test. No extra cost to the customer; but they had to take extra state-mandated safety measures, PLUS due to the lead status, they were only allowed to take 50% of the job costs up front. Since we had already paid the full cost of the job (~00) up front, they had to refund us half, and ask us to write another check for just ~50. Funny how the government kept me from paying the business I wanted to pay for the service they wanted to provide me. I understand that this was for my protection, but when I actually needed protection from a creepy addition builder who took 3 years to perform a 3 month contract, screwing me out of more than K extra over the contract, the government could only fine him 0 and help me . So what I am seeing from a lot of government regulation is that it makes people feel good, but doesn’t actually do anything for them.

This is also an example of a repainted window sill. Though this window is barely a window — the outer pane is just a sheet of plastic screwed into the wooden window pane. Not airtight or anything. I had sprayed Great Stuff in there years ago. Looks like ass but probably helped the breeze a bit. This time I painted a margin around the plastic sheet itself, to obscure the ugly Great Stuff. I often call this "The Worst Window In All Of Scotland", after the "Worst Toilet In All Of Scotland" from the movie Trainspotting.

We’re waiting for the sill on this window to finish rotting out. This window is one of the top 2 windows in the house up for future replacement. Always has been.

ADT sticker, Secured by ADT sticker, house maintenance, lead work area sign, living room window, no smoking or eating sign, no smoking warning.after painting.

side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: So our homeowners insurance (Farmers) got dropped due to having peeling paint on our window sills (among other things). Weak. It was a LOT of work AND money for us to repaint all our sills. Wood windows SUCK!! Modern vinyl windows are MAINTANENCE-FREE!! Wood windows… You gotta re-glaze the panes when they fall out, and then the wood itself is always going to slowly rot away. We already had our cats knock a pane out, so we already had glazing compound for pane repairs. This came in handy when we painted our various window sills, as some also needed glazing compound.

So the largest window in our house — actually 3 windows — was a major pain, and one of the few single-pane windows in the house. It would leak heat/cold in the summer/winter, and looked really bad compared to the new siding we had installed 6 or so years ago. So we decided to go ahead and replace just this window (actually 3 separate windows). Man was it expensive! ,350! Thompson Creek had the best pitch and data, whereas Home Depot required up front for an appointment they never showed up for and a list of 4 phone numbers to escalate (all 4 failed). So we had Thompson Creek do it of course! They did it, said they did it wrong, made us wait a month while making a new window (pro: they are all custom-made just for you; con: they are all custom-made, so a screw-up requires waiting for anew one to be made), then installed the new window, and finally everything was good and we were satisfied.

It was just kind of a pain because it cost so much money and had our living room in disarray for so many months, and the whole insurance basis for the situation was pretty bullshitty in the first place. We’re not going to make a property damage claim due to moisture that occurs because our paint was peeling! Ridiculous…

Landscape Brown Picture Frame – Virginia Tech – College

Landscape Brown Picture Frame – Virginia Tech – College

No desk or mantle is complete without a favorite photo, and here is a beautiful way to show it off and display some team spirit at the same time! This handsome Landscape Brown Picture Frame is handcrafted in fine walnut and features an exquisite antique brass medallion with the team logo mounted on the frame. And as an added touch, the matte is finished in the team’s primary color. Landscape Brown Picture Frame Features: Holds holds a 4″ x 6″ photo with the mat and a 5″ x 7″ photo without the mat Handpainted medallion Made in China

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