A LOAD OF SAND FOR MIXING UP THE STUCCO THURSDAY
My biggest challenge today was in just simply trying to stay awake:(( Our day began in earnest about 7:30 when Doby & the crew rolled in from Wickenburg. They didn’t waste any time & were hard at work on the house right from the get go. Still cold in these parts that early in the morning so makes sense to get busy & keep warm. I am sooooo glad I do not have to be a part of that early morning workforce any more.
If it were not for a medical appointment on April 10th we would stay longer but looks like we will have to start making tracks to the Northeast sometime around the end of the month. That is less than two weeks from now. Awwwwww nuts!! Can you imagine what our 2,300 mile gas bill will be to get a 33’ Motorhome back to Canada at today’s fuel prices will be….Yikes!! Could a smaller more fuel efficient RV be in the Bayfield Bunch’s future somewhere??
OUR VERY OWN ON SITE BUILDING INSPECTOR
Glen Miller, Benny Goodman, & tunes from the 40’s Big Band era did the trick for me today. Still working away on those kitchen cupboard colors. I’m beginning to have Technicolor nightmares. I think we have finally come up with something but we’ll need an additional quart of ‘Dry Creek’ paint & a lot of patience to carefully do the trim part on the cupboard doors. For some strange reason I do seem to have patience for that sort of thing. I know, it don’t make no darn sense to me neither.
WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE THIS GREAT NATURAL WALKING, HIKING, & CLIMBING AREA JUST A BLOCK BEHIND US
Today the El Stucco boys nailed all the mesh (chicken wire) around the house & tomorrow I think they may begin mixing up & putting on some actual stucco. I’m curious to see how that is all done & suspect it is the wire mesh which holds that stucco together & strengthens it while hardening. The Stucco does not go on with it’s finished brown adobe color though. It is gray & has to be painted once the stucco has set & cured. The stucco actually has to be repeatedly wetted down so Kelly & I will spend the weekend watering the house. It will then be ready for paint on Monday.
To answer a few reader’s questions….We want to have some of the house basics in place before we leave for Canada shortly so we have had to take some chances, cut some corners & take advantage of the situation by seizing the opportunity presented.
GOING TO BE A BIG STYROFOAM CLEAN UP
Little Motor continues to slowly improve with each passing day. Still refuses to eat most everything so it’s a hit & miss thing we are going through right now finding out what she will eat. Tonight she couldn’t get enough of my hamburger meat. Yesterday she wanted Kelly’s scrambled eggs. Still not quite her old self but she is definitely better than a few days ago when I thought for sure we were going to lose her by the week-end.
HANG IN THERE MOM & DAD, I’M STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE BETTER EACH DAY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( My husband's skills with do-it-yourself home repairs are at best mediocre.
After spending several evenings trying to fix a leak in the bathroom, he finally admitted defeat and called a plumber, who finished the job in ten minutes.
Watching him put away his equipment, my son asked what had been the problem.
"Well," the plumber replied, "seems that your father got hold of some tools..."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.