Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I have been persuaded to continue my blog by members of my family that are interested in the progress of the rock house. We proceed. I have succeeded in achieving my goal of making the rock house operational before the end of this year. We now have electricity, water, and sewer. Sinks and shower, also a water heater. The house now has more insulation and is sealed from the elements much better. Adobe floors throughout and most of the ceiling in place. There is much more trim and paint work to be done and the ceiling in the bedrooms need to be finished. I have been on site for a record amount of time this year. Pulling two month tours at a time to try and finish this thing before new year. I have had help from time to time with major parts of the project like the ceiling and floor. Karol and the girls are coming out after Christmas to help do finish work. The next pictures will reveal the finished product. We will see the results of the "vision" good and bad. We have continued to work with scrounged material for the majority of the project to keep the costs down and they give a look that is not easy to reproduce with new.  I have worked backwards from most in the sense that my materials have dictated the design rather than the design coming first. I would have a problem that needed solving and would look for whatever material I might happen to have enough of to complete said problem, hoping that I could figure a way to make it look right. I am pleased so far with the results. Not to say it couldn't be done better. But another criteria was also always on my mind. Time. I have done this project and all aspects of it as quickly as I could. And it shows. I would sacrifice fit and finish often for expedeincy. Perfection is the enemy of good. I'll try now to enter some pictures...........R