Candice can't believe her luck when she discovers a promising property while cruising for deals on Newton Drive in East Atlanta. It's actually a house that Peter and Brian eyed a few months previous but the price was too high. Now the numbers are right and the team at Foundations takes on one of its most ambitious flips yet. Brian has big plans for this house, the biggest of which includes a brand new 2nd story addition. Peter gives Brian his blessing, and, as soon as work begins, problems arise. After tearing down the rotted framing and getting rid of the crumbling brick exterior, only the floor remains and a rainstorm threatens that. Now faced with a renovation that has become a new construction job, Brian and Peter have their hands full making everything new at Newton.
Flipping Vegas: Fire House
Scott buys a house with fire damage, but it's the heat of the Las Vegas summer sun that threatens to send his flip budget up in flames.
Flipping Boston: Dave's Quick Flip
Winter is approaching and Dave doesn't want to spend it flipping an old lady house with a leaky roof so he persuades Pete to take on a quick condo flip instead. Pete's jaw hits the floor when he see the tiny space--it's only 350 square feet! But once the creative juices start to flow Pete has visions of turning the boxy studio into a sleek bachelor pad with all mod cons. The boys set the clock for one week but the tight quarters prove challenging for the big personalities on Pete and Dave's crew. While Dave is busy scheming to off-load the old lady house tempers start to fray at the condo and soon the sparks are flying. Can Pete and Dave hold the crew together long enough to get their bachelor pad on the market?
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland is the longest-serving woman in U.S. congressional history, and Dr. Libby O’Connell spoke with her during Women’s History Month for Bio.com.
Senator Mikulski began her career as a social worker, stating she wanted “to help people be able to help themselves … taking day-to-day needs and what they’re facing and see what that means in terms of public policy.” These skills naturally progressed into her role as a senator because “social work in the Senate is social work with power,” she said.
When she took her Senate seat in 1987, Mikulski was one of two female senators until 1992. When more women came to Washington, D.C., Mikulski developed workshops and a mentor network to share tips on how to be a good senator. People would ask if she was going to set up a tea for the women of the Senate, to which she replied, “No, it’s a power workshop; just watch us.” She mentored other females about committee assignments, how to meet the needs of their constituents and, most importantly, how to make sure the seemingly small problems from home would never get lost in big government.
Mikulski also celebrates her male colleagues in the Senate: “The great Senator Bob Byrd taught me about the constitution and separation of power,” she said. “Ted Kennedy [taught me] about how you can take good intentions and turn them into good legislation. And Senator Paul Sarbanes taught me the formal … and the informal channels of power.”
Mikulski’s office is decorated with furniture from her childhood home. Her mother’s dining room table sits in the center of the room because it helps her “remember not only the macro issues, but also the macaroni and cheese issues.” She finds it important to “think about the issues that are at the kitchen table so that when we’re at the senate committee table, we remember who we are and where we came from and who we should be thinking about.”
In honor of Women’s History Month, Senator Barbara Mikulski shares her wisdom on Washington and empowers not only women in politics but also women of the global community. Watch our exclusive interview with her.