Tuesday, February 21, 2012

La Cocina

More progress on the outdoor kitchen area this weekend (too cold for taping and mudding the sheet rock in the bathroom)...

Keith installed two overlapping clear plastic panels in the roof space bridging the existing porch and the added-on bathroom part. Lets in lots of light in what would otherwise be a dark corner.


And then he put me to work on the business end of a wire brush to get some barn wood ready to go on the wall. And patiently posed for this photo (in case you don't know what a wire brush + barn wood looks like?).
 
Brusha, brusha, brusha.


Gorgeous 12"+ wide planks of barn wood salvaged from a co-worker's property (with permission!) less than 10 miles from here, who knows how old it is but it sure is pretty!

We have a neat gnarled long piece of barnwood that will go at the top of that wall for decoration, maybe painted. It resembles an alligator, so maybe it will say, "La Cocina Caimán"? We're not there yet.

Saturday morning I was just getting out of bed when an unfamiliar car pulled up in the drive and 2 people got out an knocked on the door. They'd seen our house on treehugger and then saw the blog and are interested in building their own tiny house and wanted a tour. Admittedly a main function of this blog is to share our experience and encourage others that they can do it - but please, for the love of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, don't show up a stranger's house unannounced and expect to be met with warm cookies and sweet tea. I haven't decided if I am going to contact them to schedule a tour for a later date.

2 comments:

Sunny J said...

How crazy that they just came to your front door like that! BTW, love your blog, but I've tried to comment on two separate occasions and couldn't get the CAPTCHA to work. I tried a bunch of times. I'll be lucky if you even read this.

If this is happening to other people, you're probably missing a lot of feedback.

April said...

Hmm... strange. Haven't heard of commenting issues before. Let's blame it on blogger. :) Thanks for the visit!