Saturday, June 24, 2006

It's getting closer to the roof!

Starting Monday it should be ON the roof. Then we can breathe a sigh of relief. The next "drying in" step will be getting the plaster on the outside.

This is the view from the kitchen window.
Haven't used this company before. Will let you know.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Dia de San Juan is coming-get the roof on.

It rained last evening. Not just a sprinkle but a pretty significant downpour. Enough to have the wash run for a couple of hours. And it cooled everything down. That's one of the reasons we so enjoy the coming of the rain. Just when youthink youcan't stand another degree of heat, the clouds roll in, the heavens open up and it drops 20 degrees in a matter of minutes. Then the whole cycle repeats the next day. The boys and I took Gen for a walk along the wash. He loves running through the water. We enjoy the rain but it does signal the beginning of the monsoon. Luckily the roof material was delivered on Monday evening so that will be the next big project. Hopefully the arrival of the doors and windows will be next.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Happy Father's Day 2006!

Don't let the salmon burn!

Studying the pizza situation.

He builds houses, cooks and is a great dad to his sons!

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

All we need are some rocking chairs...

This is the porch on the north side. Eventually it will have a flagstone floor. This opens on to the pedestrian walkway and will have a bit of a view of the Catalina Mtns. This will be a great place to be on hot summer evenings.

Same subject taken from the walkway.

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Guess they did publish, finally!

Monday, June 12, 2006

I thought the blogger issues were resolved but I guess not-created a post with several pictures which would not publish nor save so is lost. Will try again later.
Finally, more pictures....

Apparently Blogger was having serious issues.

Right-that's the shower between the 2 "throne" rooms! The whole room will be "wet". I plan to use a product called Milestone and create some mosaics on the walls. Part of the floor will be a pebble mosaic.

Below-The hallway. At the end will be a small "office" with a window to provide cross ventilation.

Center-the lav will go in the alcove under the window and we will suspend a mirror in front of the window.

Bottom Right-The Master BR. All windows are operable, again for cross ventilation. The space under the large window (which is North) will have a window seat with built in storage under.

Today the front porch is being built-that should change the look of the north side and provide a space for a favorite Tucson summer activity-thunderstorm watching.

Still awaiting clay, windows and doors...

Barn's burnt down
Now I can see the moon~Masahide

Monday, June 05, 2006


Wow, it's been awhile since I last posted. Lots going on but much of it behind the scenes work. Finding a source for clay in Tucson has proven more difficult than we thought. Previously, we obtained our clay from the
Pascua Yaqui Adobe Company which has since gone out of business. That's too bad because we found the company to be great to deal with. We have another adobe company that we are waiting for a delivery from but that seems to be a problem for them at the moment. We know we only need what is a relatively small amount but an order is an order and a customer is a customer. I suggested we could go to the wash and dig our own but Rick didn't think that was such a good idea. Stick in the Clay!!

The metal roofing is still to be delivered-that'll be a hot job as the temps are now reaching 100 degrees daily. We need to have the roof on by beginning to mid July, as that is when the
monsoon should start. But now that we seem to be creating our own climate in southern Arizona, who knows.

And we are still awaiting delivery of windows and doors. All thing in their own time.

Here are some pictures:

South Elevation

Interior looking south,
this is the living room.

Kitchen window and front door.