It’s not everyone who gets to wake up each morning with a face full of dog Slurpies….but I do. Soon as I begin to stir, Pheebs bounds up on top of my bed & if I don’t get my head under the blankets I am immediately smothered in doggy smooches. We have ourselves a big snuggle followed by play time. Happens every single morning….and I love it:))
As the house mud dried it turned from a dark army green to a battleship gray. The guys finished the primer stucco coat all across the back by late morning & then began at the beginning again putting on the final textured coat. Very labor intensive & it made me tired just watching them. Doby, who is over 50 has been doing this for about 30 years & it’s a wonder his arms aren’t worn out. We found out early he is a very well respected fellow in these parts & does good work. I feel we were very fortunate with our timing to get him to do our house job this week. He will be returning next Wednesday to paint the house.
BASE COAT IS ABOUT THREE QUARTERS DONE
COMING DOWN THE HOME STRETCH
The color we have chosen for the house is ‘Colorado Trail.’ It’s a vibrant bright orange………ok, ok, just pulling your leg. It is a darker brown because we want the house to blend naturally into the background scenery. My plan is to surround this house with greenery just as we have done in Bayfield. Want the earth tone house color to blend in with nature’s greenery. Think we will be planting a lot of OLEANDER & BOUGAINVILLEA around the property.
HOUSE IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF A GOOD CLEANING
It was another trip to Wickenburg this afternoon & a lot of time was spent at the Bank of America arranging to have monies wired from Canada to the States. Since 911 it is a tedious time consuming procedure with ID’s to be double & triple checked & of course, the proverbial mound of paper work. With all the money matters completed we were off down the street to the ‘Treasure Chest’ where Kelly had spotted a wooden cabinet type small dresser she liked. Also picked up an old painting with an original frame for cheap. We intend on doing this house in an old western & southwestern style.
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Still wrestling with the kitchen colors & I did end up repainting one of the kitchen walls in a desert sand color. That Aloha Sunset we put on the walls is just looking a little too pinky for us. Because ideas keep changing I didn’t paint any of the cupboards today. Maybe tomorrow I will have another color inspiration & get the paint flying again. Have to admit, my patience is wearing a little thin with all these back & forth color changes.
CHANGED THAT END KITCHEN WALL COLOR THIS MORNING…STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE CUPBOARD DOORS
The green dining room you see in the photo above will also change color. Plan to do that in Desert Sand, just like the end kitchen wall. Finishing these two rooms is my goal before we return to Canada. In the Fall I will repaint the big blue room at the north end of the house.
KELLY’S $10 LAMP WITH SOME REAL LIVE KELLYISMS ON IT
Although the official closing date is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, the house is basically ours now with our transfer of funds today. Of course we have been treating it as ours all along but we will be relieved to officially get the closing date behind us next week.
DOBY HAS BEEN AT THIS A LONG TIME >>>
Stopped for a couple Sceamerburgs at Screamers in Wickenburg this afternoon before hightailing it back to Congress.
SCREAMERS FOR BURGS
The boys were coming down the homestretch with the stucco texturing & by 3:30 this afternoon they were all finished. The stucco job on the house was done:)) Maybe I can concentrate on some photos other than house pics now. Yaaaaay.
THE GUYS JUST HAVE A FEW FEET TO GO BEFORE THE ENTIRE STUCCO JOB IS FINALLY COMPLETE
Our job this week-end will be to water all the stucco down 3 times a day both Saturday & Sunday. Painting will start Wednesday after the big hot Arizona sun & warming winds have dried the stucco.
THIS IS THE UNPAINTED TEXTURED FINISH
More improvements for little Motor & I’d say she is back to her normal barking & hungry self except of course for her food pickiness. She does seem to like poached chicken though & that is encouraging. She nearly threw me out of my chair tonight trying to get at some mild Italian sausage on my plate.
STUCCO HAS DRIED TO A BATTLESHIP GRAY COLOR…LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING SOME DARKER PAINT ON IT
Chinle over at SPOTTED DOG RANCH just got herself a little white Burro. Plans on doing a little prospecting with her. Kind of a darn cute little thing she is too:))
PHEEBS IS STILL ENJOYING HER SAND BOX
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