Saturday, February 22, 2014

I headed home last Sat. and on the way dropped by 500 X, a gallery my daughters were showing in near Fair Park in Dallas. They came out to help on the project right after Christmas and stayed a couple of weeks along with Karol and Alex. We were able to work on the ceiling and walls, trim  and other aspects of the build. We brought furniture along just to see how things would look when we get done. As always the bulk of the build gets done when the family gets together .....somebody's got to bail the ol man out when he bites off more than he can chew! I am very pleased with the way the project is turning out. After everyone went back to their respective lives I stayed on doing more finish work and avoiding  the last room that is still quite rough. The Bath! I convinced myself that almost anything was more important. So much so that one day I thought it would be a great idea to move all the wood off the porch, borrow an above ground pool, pump all the water out of the cement pond and paint it black in hopes that it would warm the water enough to make it tolerable. Even last Aug. it was a might cold. Then pump the water back in and build a solar water heater out of A BOX OF SCRAPS!  Sorry about the Tony Stark in the cave reference. Any way it's a bunch more of the same and some day I will be done. But until then I will continue, with the support of my all too tolerant family. Oh yeah we also did some paint and linseed oiling to the walls and hung some paintings to add extra color in a purpose

ly muted land scape (browns, greys, off whites, pale green) . .....R