Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The Most Beautiful Roof in the Entire World Passed Inspection!

Even the inspector thought it was beautiful. Now on to paper and metal. We ordered windows and the front door this week. CHA-ching! I need to start cobbing the voids in the walls. Straw bales, being imperfect, when brought together need some "make-up" to fill in the imperfections. It's messy (like mudpies) and somewhat tedious but one can get a lot of thinking done.

I'm a Registered Nurse and like many RNs have a love-hate relationship with the profession (don't worry, the source of the negative feelings is usually NOT the patient). However, last week was Nurse's Week (another Hallmark moment) and Friday was Florence Nightingale's birthday. Instead of taking part in the "festivities" that were sponsored by the powers that be in nursing, a few of us had our own celebration. We went to Javalina's for coffee, conversation and great music. Amber Norgaard was the musician, and she is great. If you get a chance to see her, do. The coincidental thing is that Amber used to make her living as an RN and we could tell that as she was belting out a tune she was longing for the good old nursing days. NOT! We got into an interesting discussion about what it takes to leave something "safe" and strike out on your own. How many of us beat back our passions and are pulled along by the siren song of safety? It was a great Tucson evening.

I've been led to another gifted artist, Amy Steinberg by an unschooling family blog. (If you've read the Intro to this blog, you know we are an unschooling family and I'll probably write more about that at some point.) The song Exactly is amazing. Really listen to it.

And on to the next project.


KatheAnde said...

Wow. Your house is beautiful! I thought your first house was marvelous too. Congratulations on your roof! We live in SC (not dry.. humid humid humid) and I just drool at the idea of building cob or strawbale. I could build cob here not strawbale, which would probably be a lot faster than straight cobbing. But we shall see what we end up doing. To live your dream. It's wonderful what you guys are doing. I am in awe and truly envious.


Simmons B. Buntin said...

It's looking great!

Helen said...

I can hardly wait to see what happens next. Love it.