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Friend Promotion Friday: Up the Ladder Painting & Power Washing

Hello and welcome to Friend Promotion Friday!

Self-promotion may be hard and awkward, but friend promotion is easy and fun.

My friend Justin Kaiser does a fantastic job with indoor and outdoor painting at Up the Ladder Painting and Pressure Washing Co.  

After 4 years of dog claws and puddles, you could say our deck needed major attention. 

Nacho has been gone for 2 years now and look how bad it was already back then.

Justin is an excellent communicator who is honest, direct, and very reasonable about pricing and time.

We had some storms the first few days and he was able to continue sanding and painting through the rain by creating an ingenious “tarp city.” 

Our deck was particularly challenging as its cracks were filled with pounds of dog fur. Justin removed all of this!

After a ton of sanding, two coats of paint, and a massive ladder and tarp operation, here is Justin applying the finishing touches.

It looks brand new, we can’t believe it.  Our chipped, buckled, mildewy deck feels smooth and looks fantastic – our expectations were greatly exceeded!

Justin is also very friendly and tidy and wonderful with pets. If you are in the Asheville area and have a deck or house that needs some freshening, call Justin at Up the Ladder Painting and Power Washing!

excellent with pets
wonderful with pets

Please keep in mind the vast majority of these friends are hustling to pay for their own health insurance. Supporting their businesses helps in many far-reaching positive ways. 

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Friend Promotion Friday: WNC Debt Law

Hello and welcome to the inaugural edition of Friend Promotion Friday!

Self-promotion may be hard and awkward, but friend promotion is easy and fun. 

The first friend(s) I’d like to promote are Asheville bankruptcy lawyer – WNC Debt Law – The Law Offices of Kevin J Radey

If you are in Western North Carolina and are having trouble paying your bills, WNC Debt Law can help. 

Kevin Radey has been my live-in boyfriend and joint tenant with right of survivorship for the past 8 years, and I can guarantee there is nobody out there more dedicated to protecting the rights of consumer debtors in the face of big banks.  The majority of his clients find themselves in his office after medical bills, job loss, and divorce.  He is hell bent on making sure debtors are treated fairly. Kevin has a huge heart, and is compassionate and relentless in his pursuit of achieving the best results for his clients.  He works with bankruptcy and student loan cases. 

Michelle Rogers is Kevin’s assistant, and she has been a dear, dear friend to me for the past 9 years. She is extremely positive and friendly and and excellent communicator who helps clients collect their documents and makes sure their cases run smoothly.

You don’t have to take it from me, check out their Google reviews. Keep in mind how uncomfortable it might be for clients to have their public Google accounts associated with a personal bankruptcy, and see how intent they are on expressing gratitude anyway. 

I am going to try to put photos in these Friend Promotion Friday posts of the friends wearing Skippy Haha Vintage t-shirts. Luckily, Kevin wears nothing but SHV t-shirts, and Michelle did some modeling for me back in the day. 

I sincerely hope nobody reading this needs their services, but if you do, there is no better office to call.


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WTF Wednesday: Dog Braces, March for Bernie, Love Poems

Ellohay, Wednesday! Ellohay, WTF!

Ellohay, Wesley, the golden retriever with braces!

Michigan Golden Retriever Gets Braces” (the pup’s dad is a “doggie dentist” – how conveeeeeenient). Incidentally, Nacho still has 2 of the top 4 google image results for “labrador overbite” and also “labrador overbite“- luckily Nacho didn’t have any problems eating like Wesley had. (Thank you Ted for pointing out this story.)

Moving on to a Hallmark book from 1980 called “Since You Came Along.” 

since you came along

It’s full of frosted photos and fruity love poems. 

Hello to life!

hello to love

Also matching outfits in common.

have love in common

The fun side of me!

fun side of me

Last but not least, you may not know by watching TV, but thousands of people in as many as 70 cities marched this weekend to support Bernie Sanders and his plans for Campaign Finance Reform, Medicare For All, $15 Minimum Wage, End FrackingStop Endless War in the Middle East, Take Marijuana Off the Federal List of Outlawed Drugs, Racial Justice, and Free Public College Tuition, among dozens of other progressive issues his campaign champions. 

bernie sanders march asheville

The revolution is alive and well, and may not be televised, but will be posted. 

bernie sanders march asheville

Great video of drumming for Bernie in Asheville. 

So when the corporate media and biased pundits tell you that Bernie Sanders has no shot at the nomination, give them the Sugarhoney eye roll. 

sugarhoney  eyeroll

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

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